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AkzoNobel’s Interlux brand sets new sustainability standard in antifoulings with launch of water-based Micron Navigator

AkzoNobel is raising the bar in reducing the environmental impact of antifoulings within the yacht coatings market, with the launch of a new water-based formulation from its Interlux® brand.

Micron® Navigator arrives as both professionals and DIY boaters are increasingly seeking easy-to-use hull solutions that deliver time and cost savings alongside improved performance, available in bright colors.

Suitable for both indoor or outdoor application its temperature tolerance of 41F to 95F outperforms its competitors.

It was specifically developed to meet the challenges customers face by incorporating all the benefits of trusted Micron technology, but in a water-based formulation that is better for the environment.

Multi-seasonal, it also offers a complete bow-to-stern solution – suitable for use on fiberglass, aluminum, steel, and underwater metals like running gear and drives – eliminating the requirement for two separate antifoulings.

Its polishing technology creates a smoother surface over time, resulting in improved efficiency and a reduction in paint build-up – offering improved savings in terms of resource and budget over traditional products.

Matt Anzardo, Global Yacht Segment Manager, says: “At AkzoNobel – Yacht Coatings our aim is to develop antifoulings which offer the ultimate levels of performance alongside the highest standards of sustainability and color customization.

“And with Micron Navigator we’re confident that we’ve achieved both of these ambitions – by producing our most sustainable and environmentally conscious antifouling to-date.

“Not only does it drive down environmental impact, it also offers stand-out antifouling performance – delivering hull efficiencies that mean a lot to boat owners.

“And by being free of copper, it eliminates the need to apply two different antifoulings – giving you more time to enjoy the water.”

Carl Stone, Regional Sales Manager, South US, adds: “As a business we have been leading innovation across the yacht coatings industry for 140 years and our commitment to development remains undimmed.

“Our 13 global R&D sites ensure we remain at the absolute forefront of delivering the most advanced products that make a difference for our customers.

“With Micron Navigator we have raised the bar again – with a sustainable solution that delivers not only for customers, but also the planet.”

Micron Navigator also allows haul and re-launch without repainting and comes in a range of bright colors to suit all tastes and can be ordered through your Interlux stocking distributor, boatyard and retailer.

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