Akzo Nobel SIKKENS

Why we use only waterbourne paints at Alpine Body Shop

Akzo Nobel, the world’s largest paint and coatings manufacturer believes that being a responsible steward of the planet goes hand in hand with being technologically innovative. So making superior auto paint while protecting the environment is their goal every day. The collision repair center at Alpine Body Shop, Inc. and Akzo Nobel agree that serving customers like you means delivering exceptional results in ways that are environmentally responsible.

What’s the difference?
You’ve probably heard people discussing “waterborne” and “solvent-borne” paints and wondered how they’re different? Does choosing one mean better results and the other mean better for the environment?

Simply put, solvent-based coatings use chemical compounds as the main solvent for thinning pigment solids. Although effective, this method releases Volatile Organic Compound into the atmosphere. Waterborne coatings use water as the primary solvent which greatly reduces VOC emissions.

Do waterborne coatings perform as well as solvent-borne? Absolutely. Sikkens Autowave has proven to be the best waterborne paint system on the market, meeting the highest standards for car repair.

The Informed Choice.
As a customer at this body shop, you’ve already made an informed choice by choosing a collision center that uses Sikkens Autowave.

You can feel proud that your vehicle will be repaired with Sikkens Autowave, a waterborne paint system that is fully compliant with the strictest legislative regulations. And we’d like to thank you for your important role in protecting the environment.