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Valspar Launches Valde EFC Powder Coating Technology to Increase Flexibility & Output

Published on 2014-06-18. Author : SpecialChem

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Valspar Corporation has announced the launch of Valspar Valde Extreme Flex Cure (EFC) powder coating technology designed with proprietary resin technology to deliver full performance with faster cure rates at a much lower temperature compared to traditional powder coatings. These features allow customers to increase manufacturing line speeds and reduce oven temperatures with no compromise in corrosion protection, gloss or durability. Valspar Valde EFC also can be used on production parts that are heavy, temperature sensitive or pre-assembled and typically require liquid coatings. "We are very pleased to deliver this game-changing technology to our heavy machinery customers," said Jason Bolz, director of global heavy machinery, Valspar Industrial. "Our new extreme flex cure coating innovation provides the durable performance characteristics of traditional powder with several added benefits."

Valspar Valde EFC provides maximum flexibility in manufacturing operations. Energy costs are lowered because oven temperatures can be reduced as much as 125°F/52°C as compared to traditional coatings. And, faster cure cycles increase production output, allowing existing assets to increase capacity without additional capital expenditures. With reduced energy use and no VOC emissions, environmental impact is minimized, and painting from subcontractors can be reclaimed to reduce paint outsourcing costs.

Joseph Laehu, director of global industrial finishes, Valspar Industrial, noted how Valde EFC delivers strong operational value. "Our customers operate in the highly-competitive appliance, furniture and industrial segments and have asked us to deliver a powder coating technology to make a significant impact to their bottom line," said Laehu. "Valspar Valde EFC delivers on that request."

About The Valspar Corporation

The Valspar Corporation is one of the global leaders in the paint and coatings industry. Since 1806, Valspar has been dedicated to bringing customers the latest innovations, the finest quality and the best customer service in the coatings industry. With more than 9,500 employees in over 25 countries, Valspar is in a truly unique position to supply customers with the coating solutions they need.

Source: The Valspar Corporation

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