AkzoNobel adds to clearcoat range

Of all the trends in today’s bodyshop market, one of the most notable is rising customer expectations of getting a better finish, even faster.

To help bodyshops meet this demand, AkzoNobel has developed a new clearcoat for its Lesonal range – the  2K Titanium Clear.

Jon Amor, AkzoNobel’s VR premium sales manager, UK & Ireland, explains, ‘Customers want their vehicles to be repaired faster, but at the same time they are looking for a great finish. The challenge for bodyshops is to make processes both fast and efficient, so that excellent results can be achieved at a cost that keeps their business profitable and competitive.

‘In creating Lesonal 2K Titanium Clear we have worked to combine speed and efficiency with a perfect OEM-matched finish. It has also been designed for flexible application, which is a great help to bodyshop managers and painters alike.’

Its flexibility comes from allowing process parameters to be adjusted to match the bodyshop’s scheduling and the type of job – which could be anything from a spot repair to an entire respray.

Temperatures, thinner options and drying times can be varied according the particular efficiency objectives of the business, which might be maximizing throughput, optimizing spray booth utilization, reducing energy and material consumption, or a combination of factors.

This enables painters to decide on the balance between speed and energy efficiency for each individual job.

Additionally, a potlife in excess of 1.5 hours reduces waste and mixing time.