Awlcraft 3000 options offer enhanced colour platform


Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Awlgrip launches next-generation Awlcraft 3000 with an ‘off-the chart’ colour platform.


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Awlcraft3000 Topcoat Base


AkzoNobel’s Awlgrip yacht coatings brand is launching Awlcraft 3000, the latest Awlgrip top coat to feature enhanced colour technology delivering truer and deeper colours for professionals and boat owners.


The new Awlcraft 3000 system uses the same toner system as for Awlgrip HDT, which reduces complexity for Awlgrip distributors. Developed specifically for professional use, the system is coupled with AkzoNobel’s suite of digital colour-matching tools that help owners find the right colour for their boat.


Sharing the next-generation colour platform with Awlgrip HDT means it offers a deeper, truer and more consistent colour performance, while retaining the long-lasting, high-gloss finish that its Awlcraft 2000 predecessor is celebrated for.


It also shares the tried-and-trusted application characteristics and repairability that have made Awlcraft 2000 such an essential part of an applicator’s toolbox worldwide for over 25 years.


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Awlcraft3000 Clear Base


The launch of the new-generation topcoat and clear coat comes in a landmark year for Awlgrip, as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.


Matthew Anzardo, Global Yacht Segment Manager at AkzoNobel Yacht Coatings, said: “Over its 50-year history, Awlgrip has become the most immediately recognisable and trusted brand in the market. There’s a reason why boaters proudly say they’ve had their vessels ‘Awlgripped’, and that’s because it’s a mark of quality recognised the world over, so it only seems fitting to begin the year by unveiling our next-generation Awlcraft 3000.


“Specifically engineered for a consistent, easy application that dries quickly, it retains all the qualities that have made Awlcraft 2000 the celebrated product loved by applicators and boat owners far and wide. Its enhanced colour platform ensures that colours pop like never before, resulting in a long-lasting, high-gloss finish that is guaranteed to turn heads.”


At launch, the Awlcraft 3000 Clear Coat and a set of ready-mixed colours will be available for the Asia Pacific, European, and North American markets that include the popular colours of: Snow White, Flag Blue and Extreme Black.


The full Awlcraft 3000 range will consist of a full range of colours, one clear coat and one binder base, the latter available later this year. Awlcraft 3000 will continue to use Awlcat #2 converter and Awlgrip Reducers.