AkzoNobel’s Awlgrip® yacht coatings is the first topcoat finish to be verified as a Sustainable Solution by the Water Revolution Foundation (WRF).

Awlgrip HDT, which offers unrivaled durability and exceptional colour retention, has been added to the WRF’s Database of Sustainable Solutions to enable builders and applicators to find the most environmentally conscious products for superyachts.

WRF is a not for profit organization established in 2018 with the goal of driving sustainability and change in the superyacht industry through collaboration and innovation, leading the way towards neutralising its ecological footprint and preserving the world’s oceans.

The Awlgrip topcoat helps to deliver on the goal of reducing the environmental impact of solutions, combining the best of performance and sustainable attributes to elevate builders’ creations. It has reduced solvent in its formulation and has lower VOC when compared to a standard polyurethane topcoat, being VOC compliant considering even the most stringent legislations.

Awlgrip HDT was given the Sustainable Solution stamp of approval by WRF after a rigorous analysis into the product’s life cycle, including the evaluation of the resources used in sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, and applying the product, alongside the waste generation, airborne emissions and longevity of the topcoat.