AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings is showing two new products at NBAA. One is a chrome-free pre-treatment called Metaflex SP 1050. The product can be applied over several metals and composite, and "brings time and cost saving benefits to the paint shop and provides an innovative approach to the way surface pre-treatment products are utilized in the re-painting process", says the company. The other is its Alumigrip Base Coat and Alumigrip Clear Coat technology, which AkzoNobel says can reduce cycle time by up to 40%. The buffable finish is highly resistant to damage from chemicals and Skydrol and provides extended durability, superior hiding and a glass finish, it adds.