Valspar Launches Low VOC Automotive Coating System

November 3, 2010

Expanded automotive refinish product platform includes a complete line of low VOC solvent-based paint products.

The Valspar Corporation is expanding their automotive refinish product platform to include a comprehensive line—from primer to clear coat—of low VOC solvent-based paint products that meet the most current U.S. standards for low VOCs, including the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The Valspar Low VOC System features the company's signature Clean Air formulation with significantly reduced VOCs. This system allows auto body shops to switch to a solvent-based option with an improved environmental profile, without having to invest in new equipment. The new system delivers the same level of performance and ease of application as traditional refinish coatings and helps body shops achieve their environmental requirements, the company said. Application techniques, time and coating coverage for the Valspar Low VOC System are the same as traditional solvent-based automotive refinish products. From High Build (HB) sandable epoxy hybrid primers, high strength mixing components that maximize coverage and productivity to a clear coat formulated for superior durability, the Valspar Low VOC System provides a complete refinish portfolio. This system complements Valspar Automotive's existing line of products geared toward meeting air quality standards including the premium De Beer water-based refinish solutions and the new House of Kolor Shimrin2 low VOC custom finishing product line.

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