"We are very pleased to work with Valspar in this industry-changing effort," said Irving A. Hultengren, managing director at MCI in Dongguan. "Our agreement with Valspar reinforces our commitment to building more sustainable containers. By using Valspar's innovative waterborne coating system, we will help our customers and reduce the environmental footprint of our production."
As part of the multi-year qualification process, Valspar has performed vigorous field tests and has produced a significant number of dry van shipping containers with third-party manufacturers.
"Maersk is a global leader in container-industry sustainability, and we are privileged to partner with them on this innovative coatings solution," said Roeland Polet, Valspar senior vice president, Global Industrial. "This is an important step, and we proudly put our 60-plus years of waterborne coatings expertise forward as a cost-effective, sustainable solution."
Valspar Aquaguard is an innovative two-coat, 100 percent waterborne coating system developed by Valspar that replaces high VOC, solvent based coatings. Valspar Aquaguard reduces VOCs by 94 percent, improves corrosion performance, reduces energy use and lowers emissions all while improving the working environment.