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Axalta Launches AquaEC 3500 Edge Protection Electrocoat

AquaECTM 3500 EP offers superior edge corrosion protection and high productivity

BASEL, SWITZERLAND – 02 DECEMBER 2020 – Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has launched a new environmentally-responsible, cathodic tin-free electrocoat primer to its Industrial Coatings portfolio. AquaECTM 3500 EP is based on next generation, tin-free electrocoat Axalta technology and it has been specifically formulated to meet the evolving needs of its customers in the automotive parts and accessories, agriculture, construction and earthmoving equipment (ACE) and general industry sectors as well as industrial job coaters.

Frank Wiefling, E-coat Product Manager for Axalta’s Industrial Coatings business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, says, “Our customers know our products meet their high standards, and new products are no exception. Axalta is committed to delivering solutions that answer the growing needs of our customers and the market. We developed AquaECTM 3500 EP to meet increasingly complex market demands for coatings on varying substrates, part designs and pre-treatment options.”

AquaECTM 3500 EP not only offers energy savings due to its low curing temperature of 150oC, but also it is part of a modular mixing concept that makes it a cost-effective solution. It has a robust window of application coupled with good substrate adhesion and excellent chemical and corrosion resistance.

“AquaECTM 3500 EP answers the demand from our customers for highly productive and effective coating solutions that offer superior edge corrosion protection and meet all environmental constraints, such as REACH compliance. Our products are developed to help our customers meet the daily coating challenges they face,” says Wiefling.

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