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ACRA-BOND+PLUS+: Light Commercial / Residential Coatings, Single-Coat Paint Product, Reduce / Minimize Scratching and Surface Wear, Better Square Foot Coverage, Reduced Cost


Technical Product Information:

  • End Use Description
  • features
  • Applications
  • Test Specification
  • Specified Parameters
  • Product Composition
  • maintenance
  • Cost & Warranty

    Akzo Nobel has been producing light commercial and residential coatings for the window and door business for over twenty years. During that time, better polymer chemistry has evolved and has affected the way they formulate this great single coat product, ACRA-BOND+PLUS+.

    Why is there a +PLUS+ on the end? Several years ago, Akzo Nobel wanted to raise the bar to improve the ease of application and hiding for very clean Whites and other difficult colors. ACRA-BOND+PLUS+ has done that. They wanted to produce the most flexible, best adhering and hardest coating in the residential market. These too have been accomplished. Applied cost per gallon? Others are now trying to catch up. These are just some of the attributes they have formulated into ACRA-BOND+PLUS+.

    How can all these product improvements help you in choosing the proper coating or in the daily operation of your coating line?

    • By reducing scrap costs caused by blisters and poor coverage from High Solids Polyesters.
    • By getting better square foot coverage at lower films and having harder more mar resistant coating surfaces.

    This helps considerably to reduce and minimize scratching and surface wear during transportation to your site. The finish appearance is smoother with a sharper image.


    ACRA-BOND+PLUS+ is an Akzo Nobel workhorse, single-coat acrylic bake system. It is to be used as a cosmetic coating for the Residential window and door markets, both prime and after-market. Other applications are for interior metal surfaces such as interior curtain wall sills and caps. For more information on the specifications of ACRA-BOND+PLUS+, see the AAMA 2603-98 Performance Properties chart (opens in new window.)

    • Exterior / Interior Uses
      • Residential and light commercial window and skylight products
      • Storm windows and door products
      • Consumer / home builder windows and glass enclosures
    • Interior Applications
      • Commercial and Architectural sill and cover caps
      • All other interior metal surfaces

    ACRA-BOND+PLUS+ can be converted to an air-dry system for many interior applications


    ACRA-BOND+PLUS+ has the following beneficial features:

    • Good performance in a variety of normal climatic conditions
    • Very low cost
    • Batch-to-batch consistency
    • Beautiful color selection


    ACRA-BOND+PLUS+ is strictly spray-painted because the intricate profiles of extruded aluminum require spray application. This ensures that the proper thickness of the coating is evenly applied to the channels and recessed areas of the extrusions.

    The coating is applied only after the metal substrate is properly cleaned and chemically prepared in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. The coating is then applied to the metal and baked.

    ACRA-BOND+PLUS+ is a single-coat system baked to manufacturer's specified peak metal temperature. Color, gloss, hardness, cure, flexibility, adhesion and other checks are conducted during on-line Quality Control.

    Superior Metal Technologies is an Akzo Nobel-approved applicator for ACRA-BOND+PLUS+ coatings.


    Test methods are established by ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials). The specification that this product was designed to meet is the American Architectural Manufacturers Association AAMA 2603-98 Performance Properties specification (PDF opens in new window). It is a ONE-year specification titled Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for "High Performing Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels".


    Physical Properties of the Coating:



    Film Thickness (ASTM D1005)0.90-1.15 mil (0.023-0.02 mm) 0.80+mil minimum (0.2µ)
    Specular Gloss (ASTM D523) As specified (10%-90%)
    Hardness (ASTM D3363)F minimum (Actual-H+)
    Cross-Hatch Adhesion
    (ASTM D3359)
    No removal
    Bend Adhesion (ASTM D4145)No loss of adhesion
    Humidity Resistance
    (ASTM D2247)
    1500 hours: (Performance may vary with pretreatment and substrate.)
    Salt Spray Resistance
    (ASTM B117)
    1500 hours: (Performance may vary with pretreatment and substrate.)
    Chalking Resistance (ASTM D4214, Method A) No chalking greater than #8 rating
    Exterior Weathering
    Superior exposure characteristics, Florida exposure and EMMAQUA testing. No checking, crazing, or loss of adhesion, slight fade and chalk acceptable.


    ACRA-BOND+PLUS+ is made with a blend of hard and yet somewhat flexible acrylic copolymers as a binder combination. Regular, organic pigment is used to achieve a beautiful array of endless colors. These include custom matches to our TRINAR® and ALUM*A*STAR™ 50 systems for interior use.


    Proper maintenance is vital for any coating to achieve maximum installed life performance. Contact Akzo Nobel and ask for a copy of our "Care and Maintenance" Guide for recommended methods and procedures. Color matched air-dry coatings for post construction touch-up and scratch repair are available for all Akzo Nobel building products finishes through SMT.


    Expert information regarding Warranty policies will be provided by contacting Akzo Nobel Coatings' Marketing and Sales department. For accurate installed costing information, contact SMT (form below), or submit an online project quote request.



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