New finishes help AkzoNobel scratch itch innovation in powder coatings

AkzoNobel developing scratch-resistant powder coatings

6:20 AM, 5th September 2019
AkzoNobel developing scratch-resistant powder coatings
New finishes help AkzoNobel scratch itch for innovation in powder coatings.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: AkzoNobel said that it is developing a scratch-resistant powder coating for the architectural market in both matt and satin finishes. Responding to customer demand, the company got to work and has now added the pioneering dual functionality to its Interpon D range. Known as Interpon D X-Pro, it’s available in both standard and superdurable formulations.

To prove its toughness, the product was subjected to rigorous testing using industry standard Martindale test equipment. The high gloss retention scores are proof of the coating's improved scratch resistance.

The company added saying that the products coated with Interpon D X- are less susceptible to abrasions during handling and transportation. They now arrive at the end of their journey looking as good as they did at the start.

Customers have already come to trust and rely on the company’s Interpon D range, which has been verified by an Environmental Product Declaration. AkzoNobel was the first global powder coatings supplier to obtain the EPD certification back in 2015. A recently renewed EPD for the Interpon D range of architectural powder coatings lasts until 2023

“We've listened to our customers, learned from them and delivered exactly what they want. Our product innovation is all about going beyond expectations and we believe we can now provide the best possible scratch resistance solution. This way, the coated surfaces can be handled, assembled or transported with better scratch resistant protection,” said Daniela Vlad, Managing Director of AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business.

“Interpon D is already recognized for its durability, now we can add a scratch resistance solution to the mix. Our architectural customers – particularly fabricators of aluminum windows and doors – told us they wanted a scratch-resistant powder coating, especially for darker colors, and that’s exactly what we’ve delivered,” added Jean-Paul Moonen, the business’ Segment Manager for Architectural Coatings.

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