AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes Launches U-Base

AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes Launches U-Base for U-TECH Basecoat System

Two-component polyurethane basecoat system replaces the Polybase and Polybase Plus systems.

AkzoNobel’s Vehicle Refinishes business has released a new U-TECH basecoat system called U-Base, designed for the commercial builder and refinish markets. It is a two-component polyurethane basecoat system and replaces the Polybase and Polybase Plus systems.

The U-Base basecoat system introduces four new components: U-Base Binder, R300 Reducer Fast, R300 Reducer Slow and Metallic Wet Blend additive. These components work with the existing U-TECH toners to create an all-in-one system for basecoat and single-stage applications. U-Base utilizes a simple mix ratio of 3:1:1 and offers a ready-to-spray low-VOC HAPs-compliant solution with less than 3.5 lbs./gal., making it a universal fit for all refinish regulated markets.

“For the painter, the system lives up to the U-TECH brand promise of ‘better process, better results,’” said Kari Greason, commercial vehicle segment manager for AkzoNobel’s Vehicle Refinishes business in North America. “It is extremely easy to use. With the scale and size of jobs in this segment, most painters believe that the better and more easily paint ‘wets up’ during application, the better the end result. This one product characteristic opens the door to multiple benefits including better flow and leveling, better hiding, faster coverage, faster dry time, less paint used, lower cost and ultimately a higher gloss level when the job is finished.”

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