International is the first yacht coatings brand to be awarded Australian Made accreditation 

International® has been selected to join the Australian Made Campaign in its commitment to support local craftsmanship with premium quality products.

Micron AP®, Micron Extra 2®, Micron One®, Ultra 2, Trilux® 33 and Primocon® are the first International® yacht coatings products to receive this prestigious accreditation from the renowned not-for-profit organisation.

These five fouling control coatings and a primer will now bear the iconic green and gold Australian Made logo which serves as a symbol of authenticity and quality for ethically sourced products originating from the country.

Produced at AkzoNobel's Sunshine site in Melbourne, the products met the strict criteria of high standards for quality, craftsmanship and production set out by the Australian Made Campaign.

Micron One is a high strength general purpose polishing antifouling based on cuprous oxide that provides protection in heavy fouling areas.

Micron Extra 2 is a high-strength antifouling which contains Biolux® Technology to provide improved resistance to slime, while Micron AP is a maximum strength product that also offers advanced performance against difficult fouling in all environments.

Ultra 2, is a high-strength, hard antifouling product with Biolux Technology ideal for fast powerboats and competitive sailing which can be burnished to further reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency.

Trilux 33 is a slow-polishing antifouling for aluminium vessels of all sizes, formulated with Biolux Technology to give highly effective antifouling protection in all waters.

Primocon is an aluminium pigmented, vinyl anti-corrosive primer that can be recoated after long periods, is quick-drying and can be applied by brush, roller or spray.

The Australian Made initiative, which launched in 1999, aims to promote the growth and sustainability of Australian manufacturers, growers, and producers, with the logo providing an easy way for consumers to identify locally produced goods.

Irina Atanasova, AkzoNobel’s Yacht Sales Manager for Australia, said: ”We are thrilled to announce our participation in the Australian Made initiative.

“This decision underscores our commitment to supporting local industries and upholding stringent quality standards. As part of AkzoNobel, a global company with a strong local presence, we are dedicated to contributing to the growth and sustainability of Australian manufacturing. By proudly displaying the Australian Made logo, we reinforce our dedication to excellence.”

Ben Lazzaro, Australian Made Campaign Chief Executive, said: “Australian products are made to some of the highest standards in the world.

“They are trusted and known for their safety and quality. There is a huge appetite out there for Australian products, with country of origin increasingly playing an important part in purchasing decisions.

“Research shows us that more than 4 in 5 Australian businesses buy Australian Made wherever possible, with many wanting to support local businesses and long term benefits for the community.

“It’s great to see support for local manufacturing continue in many industries, including the boating and maritime industry."

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