AkzoNobel offers unmatched antifouling performance with next generation Micron 99®
AkzoNobel continues to set the standard for yacht antifoulings with the latest addition to its renowned International® Micron® range.
Micron® 99 incorporates unique Self Polishing Copolymer (SPC) and Biolux® technology to create a continuous polishing action, so that the coating only gets smoother over time. This in turn minimises drag and maximises speed to increase fuel efficiency and offer outstanding performance results, but also ultimately reduce emissions to the environment.
The technologically advanced high solid formula is also lower VOC than other traditional products, further reducing its impact on the planet.
The self polishing aspect means it also requires fewer coats and eliminates the need to reapply each season, as it won’t lose its antifouling effectiveness when coming in and out of the water – thus reducing overall labour costs.
It also delivers outstanding, long-lasting protection (including up to 12 months out-of-the-water exposure time) in the harshest conditions – creating the ultimate multi-season performance in salt, brackish and fresh waters following professional application on vessels over 20 metres.
Grégoire Mercie, Regional Sales Manager Yacht (N&S Asia), comments: “At AkzoNobel, we remain committed to developing the most advanced products on the market, which provide the ultimate in performance while also being kinder to the environment.
“The proven, class-leading SPC technology at the heart of the new Micron® 99, combined with its low VOC and high solid content, make this truly unmatched in terms of antifouling technology.
“The result is reduced emissions to the environment, alongside fewer coats required – driving down costs in the process – making it an addition to the Micron® range that really pushes the envelope.”
Available in black and blue and red, Micron 99® is compatible with fibreglass, wood, steel, iron and lead.
It is not suitable for use over aluminium/alloy substrates or zinc sprayed surfaces.
Micron 99® is now available for professional use on yachts over 20 meters in length in Australia, and any size yacht in New Zealand.
The product will be highlighted at The Sydney International Boat Show, 29th July – 1st August 2021, as part of its launch into the Asia-Pacific market.