Coatings Manufacturer Produces Primer for Aerospace Industry

AkzoNobel and Airbus have launched a chromate-free exterior primer for aircraft surfaces that provides a sustainable, anticorrosive solution for the aerospace industry. Photo courtesy of AkzoNobel.

AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, Netherlands) has teamed up with the aeronautics company Airbus to develop a chromate-free exterior primer for the sustainability of aircraft surfaces.

Dubbed Aerodur HS 2121, this new primer protects aircraft from corrosion and offers a variety of performance, appearance, and application benefits. For instance, it provides increased adhesion without pre-treatment—including on rivets—along with better visual coverage and enhanced wetting properties.

Designed for final assembly stage applications, Aerodur HS 2121 is now included in Airbus specifications. It is the latest generation decorative and selectively strippable system for aircraft exteriors produced by AkzoNobel, a global leader in high performing aerospace coatings solutions.

“The launch of Aerodur HS 2121 builds on our long-standing commitment to improving our products, meeting customer needs and offering more sustainable solutions,” says Maud Khelstovsky, AkzoNobel’s key account manager for Airbus. “It’s an eco-premium solution which enables us to reduce the cost of ownership for our customers while boosting their sustainability profile.”

“We’re driven by innovation and are excited to offer customers a next generation product which has clear performance and sustainability benefits,” adds John Griffin, managing director of AkzoNobel’s Aerospace Coatings business. “It continues our proud track record of developing market-leading solutions and going beyond expectations to provide world class functionality, performance, efficiency and value.”

Source: AkzoNobel,