CROMAX TAKES THE MYSTERY OUT OF MATT FINISHES WITH THE LAUNCH OF A NEW CHROMA MATT CLEAR SYSTEM
20 September 2022 – Cromax® introduces the Chroma® Matt Clear System, comprising two newly developed matt clears - CC6020 Chroma Matt System Clear and CC6010 Chroma Semi Matt System Clear. These inter-mixable clears have been designed to create a best-in-class system, offering refinishers six matt levels to match the wide range of OEM production finishes, from matt (5GU) and semi matt (65GU). New ultra-low gloss level finishes, which are now also in production, can also be repaired with a simple change in product combination. The two clears have been formulated to work as part of the Cromax System, Cromax Pro System, Centari® 6000 System or original paintwork.
Tony Mitchell, International Training Leader for Axalta’s Refinish business in Europe, Middle East and Africa, says, “For some refinishers, getting the perfect matt finish on a repair has been considered somewhat of a mysterious dark art - a time-consuming challenge with a risk of having to rework. But CC6020 Chroma Matt System Clear and CC6010 Chroma Semi Matt System Clear take the mystery out of it. They are Axalta’s latest innovation that reproduce a full range of OEM matt and satin finishes productively, every time. There’s no guess work involved.”
CC6020 Chroma Matt System Clear and CC6010 Chroma Semi Matt System Clear are based around new matt pigment technology, boasting significantly smaller pigment size, which ensures perfect gloss-level matches. The clears are easy to apply, for any type of repair, and have been designed to be simple to reproduce productive results amongst refinishers.
Mitchell adds, “The new and improved pigment clarity of the new clears produce a much less grey or milky appearance resulting in a homogenous, uniform and high-quality appearance with no patchiness even at very low gloss levels. The finish has a super-smooth, soft touch feel when dry, too.”
Refinishers will also find that due to the reliability of the new clears, repair costs can be estimated very accurately. Process times are 35% faster and drying times are significantly shorter than some competitive systems, helping with energy savings. CC6020 Chroma Matt System Clear and CC6010 Chroma Semi Matt System Clear require no special additive for application on plastic parts.
“Refinishers are able to retrieve formulas quickly for matt colours with the advanced digital colour management software ChromawebTM, and they can also search for matt colours on the ChromaVision Pro Mini spectrophotometer, which is an additional advantage for our customers,” Mitchell says.
CC6020 Chroma Matt System Clear and CC6010 Chroma Semi Matt System Clear are commercially available from September. For more information, please visit www.cromax.com/eu/matt-clear.
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