Superyacht builders and applicators can now benefit from revolutionary spray filler technology developed by AkzoNobel, which is all set to make waves in the industry.

Part of the company’s Awlgrip range, Awlfair SF is a high-performance filler which can be applied by pressurized airless spray, rather than by hand. The breakthrough innovation not only allows for wet-on-wet application, it also means up to two coats per day can be applied, without the need for sanding in-between.

“We’re thrilled to introduce Awlfair SF to the yacht coatings market,” says Bilal Salahuddin, AkzoNobel’s Global Director for Yacht Coatings. “This is a true step change in the coatings industry which could open up multiple opportunities to boost productivity for our customers.”

He adds that as well as being easy to apply, the new product also delivers the outstanding quality that customers the world over have come to expect from Awlgrip and AkzoNobel.

“For more than 45 years, the Awlgrip brand has held a reputation of universal trust and respect in the yachting world,” continues Salahuddin. “This reputation is built on the spirit of going beyond expectations and the ethos that a ‘good’ finish just isn’t good enough.”

Awlfair SF can be applied evenly at an estimated rate of five liters per minute – perfect for fairing, leveling or smoothing surface imperfections due to gouges, pitting, dents or weld seams. Spray application eliminates air pockets during application, resulting in reduced reworking and improved aesthetics.

The launch of the product – which is now available in Europe – follows fast in the wake of Awlgrip HDT (High Definition Technology), a repairable single-stage topcoat which gives a mirror-like, long-lasting finish.