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AkzoNobel to present premium Interlux® and Awlgrip® products at the 2017 United States Sailboat and Powerboat Shows in Annapolis

Friday, 29 September 2017

HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA – The yacht-paint experts from AkzoNobel will be on deck in the Awlgrip® and Interlux® booths, Tent B, booths 51-53, for the 2017 United States Sailboat and Powerboat Shows at the City Dock in Annapolis, Maryland. The Sailboat Show is October 5-9 and the Powerboat show is October 12-15.

Visitors to both shows will have the opportunity to learn about premium Interlux® and Awlgrip® products, including Interlux Micron® WA, Micron® Extra, Ultra with Biolux®, VC®17m Extra and Awlgrip Awlcraft SE.

Volvo Ocean Race SweepstakesVisitors to the Awlgrip and Interlux booths at Annapolis will also find information on how to enter the Volvo Ocean Race VIP Newport Sweepstakes. The Grand Prize is a 4 day/3 night trip for one winner and one guest to the Newport, Rhode Island VOR stopover, May 18-21, 2018.

The Volvo Ocean Race VIP Sweepstakes is open to United States residents 18 years or older. The Volvo Ocean Race VIP Sweepstakes is open to United States residents 18 years or older. The sweepstakes ends April 1, 2018 at 11:59:59 pm CST. Complete contest rules will be available on the Interlux web site.
Interlux Micron® WA
Interlux Micron WA

Micron WA is the latest Interlux water-based antifouling coating, offering boaters and boatyards a choice for Multi-seasonal protection, including Fiberglass Bottomkote Aqua or single season protection with Aqua-One.

Micron WA combines powerful antifouling performance while reducing impact on the environment; leaving a smooth, clean hull. Ideal for cruise, power and sail boats and suitable for all waters.

Using a novel paint technology called Water Activated Matrix, Micron WA delivers a crisp, vibrant color and uniform appearance to provide a striking, attractive finish, while at the same time, efficiently releasing the active ingredients to deliver powerful antifouling performance.
Interlux® Micron® Extra, Ultra with Biolux®, and VC®17m Extra
AkzoNobel is excited to announce that following the end of a three-year, industry-wide raw material shortage, Interlux® Micron® Extra, Ultra with Biolux®, and VC®17m Extra are now available again for the US and Caribbean markets.

“In 2014, a raw material that made up part of its Biolux slime blocking technology was unavailable from the manufacturer,” said North America Marketing Manager Matt Anzardo. “We are pleased to announce that the class-leading Micron Extra, Ultra with Biolux, and VC17m Extra that boaters, builders and boatyards know and trust is now available from Interlux distributors, ship stores and boatyards in the US and the Caribbean,” he added.

Micron Extra
Micron Extra is a class-leading Micron Technology polishing antifouling that consistently delivers excellent, multi-season and long-lasting protection against all types of fouling. Micron Extra incorporates Biolux Technology to control slime and algae, which improves antifouling performance.

Ultra with Biolux
Ultra with Biolux delivers powerful protection for the harshest fouling conditions, when a hard durable finish is needed. Ultra with Biolux is formulated for high fouling areas and provides excellent long-term antifouling protection.

VC17m Extra
VC17m Extra with Biolux® is a thin film antifouling paint for racing sailboats and powerboats that is formulated with Fluoro microadditive to reduce friction and drag. VC17m Extra is the proven winner.
Awlgrip® Awlcraft SE (Solids and Effects)
Awlgrip Awlcraft SE

Awlgrip Topcoats are known and recommended for their durability, longevity, and Depth of Image DOI. They include Awlgrip Polyester Polyurethane, the industry standard in topcoat finishes; Awlcraft 2000 acrylic topcoat that is easy to repair and buff for increased longevity; and now Awlcraft SE, a revolutionary topcoat encompassing metallics, pearls and effect pigments that is fast drying with excellent opacity.

Awlcraft SE is designed to work as one layer of a multi-part system. It imparts the color and effect and is then top coated with a clear high-gloss finish topcoat to give gloss and protection. This combination forms a high performance, high gloss, durable topcoat system.

Available for new custom or production builds, or refits, the Awlcraft SE range offers owners a great choice from more than 10,000 standard colors and effects, as well as custom colors to match any color imaginable.

For more information about AkzoNobel’s Awlgrip and Interlux products, visit booths B51-53 at the 2017 United States Sailboat or Powerboat shows, the Awlgrip web site and the Interlux web site.
About AkzoNobel
AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Awlgrip, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do. © 2017 AkzoNobel N.V. All rights reserved.

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