A new chrome free pretreatment for the commercial aircraft maintenance market is being presented at MRO Europe (Hall 9, Booth 9031) by AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings. Under the name Metaflex SP 1050 Pre-treatment, the chrome free, water based product is the most recent addition to the Metaflex brand, AkzoNobel says. Metaflex SP 1050 Pre-treatment offers superior corrosion protection through increased adhesion of paint on metal, meeting the rigorous anti-corrosion requirements of AMS 3095.
A universal pre-treatment for commercial aircraft maintenance, Metaflex SP 1050 Pre-treatment can be applied over several metals and composite. The company says it improves adhesion of the paint system on rivets, compared to traditional conversion coatings and wash primer pre-treatments. A solution to simplify the aircraft maintenance process, the system brings time and cost saving benefits to the paint shop and an innovative approach to the way surface pre-treatment products are utilized in the re-painting process. Reduced VOC emissions by as much as 75 percent also offer an additional advantage, resulting in a non-hazardous, odorless product, further re-enforcing AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings’ commitment to safeguarding the environment.