AkzoNobel's revolutionary Interpon Align powder coating has been selected by construction and agricultural equipment maker JCB for its latest generation Fastrac 4000 Series range of tractors.
Launched last year, Interpon Align is a novel two-coat, one-bake powder coating system in which the basecoat and topcoat are cured in a single step. It combines excellent product quality with significant benefits, including increased productivity and reduced energy consumption.
“Given the distinctive JCB appearance, the quality and performance of the paintwork is paramount," said Andy Parrott, Business Development Manager at AkzoNobel's Powder Coatings business, who added that Interpon Align is being used on the engine cover of the Fastrac 4000 Series.
“It provides not only the high gloss finish and long-term protection specified by JCB, but also shows a significant reduction to the applied coating costs when compared to alternative paint systems."
Commenting on the agreement, John Wolff, Managing Director of AkzoNobel's Powder Coatings business, said: "We are proud to have been selected as a powder coating supplier by one of the world's leading equipment manufacturers. Interpon Align is one of a series of revolutionary powder coating innovations from AkzoNobel that is bringing benefits in quality and sustainability to our customers."
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 50,000 people around the world are committed to delivering leading products and technologies to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing world.