As well as these weathering capabilities, Ashland says the MAXGUARD NCP gel-coats also deliver extended resistance against blistering when evaluated against other low hazardous air pollutant (HAP) gel-coats. The products are compliant with Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) limits under US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for boat manufacture.

“With our new formulation, professional boatbuilders will experience true nautical colour performance (NCP) when using deep, rich colours,” says Mike Wallenhorst, global marine market manager for Ashland Performance Materials.