New Products and Processes
Professional BoatBuilder’s advertising department uses this page to publish excerpts from press releases showcasing the newest products and processes in the marine industry.
The new Awlgrip (Union, New Jersey) Awlwood MA Exterior Clear System includes a primer that locks directly onto a wood structure for a flexible and damage-resistant base. Its patented resin technology retains the same gloss, DOI, and natural appearance for multiple seasons and reduces work time with a high-building, fast-curing formula that allows for multiple applications in one day.
Awlgrip; 888-355-3090; www.awlgrip.com
Intersleek Pro from Interlux (Union, NJ) is a new, three-part, high-gloss, longer-lasting biocide free coating with superior foul release properties for hulls and props that uses new, advanced, patented fluoropolymer technology for improved speed and fuel efficiency and reduced engine drag. Intersleek Pro reduces slime, provides a smoother, higher gloss finish while also providing better abrasion resistance and reduced overspray.
Contact: Interlux Yacht Finishes; 908-686-1300; www.yachtpaint.com
Dolphinite Products (Tequesta, FL) introduces the GelMatch™ All-In-One Gelcoat Aerosol Can, an innovative product that solves the traditional challenges when repairing gelcoat. While mistakes in mixing and color matching can be very expensive, this product provides an aerosol can that is pre-filled with a proprietary all-in-one gelcoat and matched perfectly to original factory colors. Featuring a two-component can that houses the M.E.K.P. catalyst in an inner chamber, it is easily activated for fast use by simply breaking the inner seal at the bottom of the can – no mess, no mixing.
After a battery of proven field trials, ALEXSEAL® announces the availability of the first product to be introduced to the marine market specifically formulated to allow boatyards and builders to prime and paint a small or damaged area in one day. ALEXSEAL® Fast Spot Primer 414 is an acrylic/epoxy-based, quick-drying spot primer that possesses the fastest dry-to-sand characteristics available for the marine market.