The Nuon Solar Team, sponsored and supported by AkzoNobel, has once more won the solar
car race across Australia.
Sikkens, the leading vehicle refinish brand from AkzoNobel’s Automotive and Aerospace Coatings business unit (A&AC), is bringing its global “Painters” campaign to Canada and the USA. The campaign, which was previously launched successfully in Europe, stars the people who work the closest with Sikkens products. Now customers from Canada and the USA will also be hearing from the heroes on the paint shop floor – “The Painters” – as they tell of their experiences and how their partnership with Sikkens leads to a continuous improvement of the Sikkens vehicle refinishes system and the repair process more generally.
AkzoNobel’s Automotive & Aerospace Coatings (A&AC) has introduced Color on Display and Color Variant Descriptor
Last month it was a Sikkens partnership with Technical University Delft and a Sikkens-coated hi-speed bike, the VeloX3 that made headlines by setting a world record at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge race in Nevada. Yesterday, in another desert half a world away, Sikkens’ advanced paint aerodynamics powered the Nuna7 solar car to a first place finish at the World Solar Challenge, a five-day, 1900-mile race through the Australian outback from Darwin to Adelaide.
With the VeloX3 recumbent bike, the Human Power Team, a group of students from the Delft Technical University and the Free University of Amsterdam, is planning to tear the world speed record of 133 km/h to shreds in the Nevada desert this autumn. In their efforts to achieve optimum aerodynamics, the team have entered into an innovative partnership with the AkzoNobel brand Sikkens. Sikkens partners with both the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 racing team and the Nuon Solar Team and will be supplying special high performance coatings for the first time for the recumbent bike.
Sikkens, the leading vehicle refinish brand from AkzoNobel’s Automotive Coatings business makes another upgrade to its vehicle refinishes system with the introduction of Autoclear Mix&Matt in Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA). From now on every gloss level can be obtained thanks to this multi-purpose clearcoat system that is suitable for both full matt bodies and plastic car parts.