AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of coatings for military aerospace and military ground equipment, as well as for the OEM and MRO sectors of the commercial airline and general aviation markets.
Part of the world’s largest coatings business and with our own manufacturing and support centers around the world, AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings is widely acknowledged as the expert in aerospace and land defense coatings and is committed to delivering innovative, reliable and efficient solutions to customers worldwide. We are a dedicated industry partner, providing support services through training, technical advice and coatings consultancy.
AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings is the result of continuous evolution since the original Dutch business supplied dopes for the fabric covered wings of some of the first aircraft. Over the intervening years, we have grown through the acquisition and incorporation of different brands and businesses such as Dexter, ADAF, Crown Metro Aerospace and US Paint.
As part of AkzoNobel, the business has offices around the world and major manufacturing plants in Sassenheim in the Netherlands and Waukegan in the USA. Backed by AkzoNobel’s extensive research and development resources, we have pioneered and developed many of the coatings technologies used in the modern aerospace and defense industries. These include waterborne coatings, high solid/low VOC products, peelable coatings, selective removable systems and special effect coatings, with the emphasis on compliance with current and planned environmental legislation, high performance, cost-effective maintenance and ease of use.
AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings’ filler, primers and topcoat ranges such as Eclipse, Aviox, Aerodur, Aerowave, Alumigrip and Intergard, are approved by over 60 OEMs operating in the commercial and general aviation sector worldwide and we maintains the industry’s most comprehensive Qualified Product list. At AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings we strive to develop, manufacture and supply high-quality coating solutions to serve the current and future needs of the aviation industry worldwide. We are always finding ways to improve our products and provide new practical answers to customer’s needs including reduced process times, technical support, enhanced protection to aircraft, and unique colors with brilliance. We think about the future, but act in the present. We’re passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers.
In the defense sector, we have consistently led the field in the development of advanced new coatings for military jets, helicopters, land based vehicles and ground support equipment including chemical agent resistant, infra-red reflective, high heat, thermal IR, conductive and anti-static products.
At AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings, we are particularly proud of our reputation for the quality of our on-site technical support. The business also takes a lead in the technical training of OEMs, maintenance and application personnel with a dedicated training facility offering courses for anyone involved in the specification and application of aerospace or land defense coatings.