The Valspar extrusion coatings group announced the release of a new applicator program designed to assist architects and building owners source quality aluminum extrusions and wall panels post-painted with Valspar coatings. The program is open to applicators of any of Valspar extrusion coating systems including the 70% PVDF Fluropon product family, the 50% PVDF Acroflur and Acrodize products and its polyester products such as the Polylure line. In order to join, applicators must demonstrate they can consistently produce high quality products, accommodate industry service level expectations, and agree to continual improvement goals based in part by Valspar provided continuing education as well as routine quality audits and safety programs. Valspar offers its applicators access to various resources that enable them to provide solutions to the building products industry. These resources include:
• Valspar mix and match technology and systems that allow applicators to follow an electronic paint recipe to quickly create a product at their facility that is color consistent with other samples and production of the same recipe;
• Paint School Education programs that train applicators in coatings technology, best practices and color accuracy; and
• Access to its ISO certified test lab as well as routine QC training.