Thursday, 08 December 2016 22:44

Axalta Introduces Voltatex® 7145A and Alesta® BK08 20 Gloss

Axalta Coating Systems recently introduced Voltatex® 7145A, a new generation of its THEIC-modified polyester wire enamel series.

According to the company, the new product offers improved application on both horizontal and vertical application lines as well as on high-speed enameling machines.


Voltatex 7145A is suitable for magnet wires used in everything from electrical motors, pump motors and refrigeration equipment, to transformers and ballasts for fluorescent lamps.


“The advanced properties of Voltatex 7145A make a difference for our partners in the magnet wire industry,” said Andreas Vendler, Global Product Manager for Axalta’s Energy Solutions business. “Conductors coated with Voltatex 7145A and polyamide-imide (PAI) added as a top coat combine to provide high thermal stability, excellent mechanical properties, good chemical resistance and a high level of flexibility with outstanding application properties.”


The new wire enamel can be applied by both convection and recirculation air ovens and is also formulated for application on dies. It is approved and listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).


The company also recently introduced Alesta® BK08 20 Gloss, a new semi-matte powder coating designed to offer an extremely smooth appearance while providing exceptional weatherability on a variety of surfaces.


“Our customers have requested a very smooth, low gloss polyester, which exhibits a consistent appearance and affords excellent abrasion and corrosion resistant properties,” said Craig Dietz, Axalta Market Product Manager. “The addition of this product illustrates our commitment to meeting our customers’ needs.”


Additionally, Axalta Coating Systems recently celebrated the sale of its 40,000th spectrophotometer at the Specialty Equipment Market Association tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mike Carr, Axalta President – North America and Michael Gogoel, BYK-Gardner USA President, unveiled a commemorative Acquire™ Plus EFX spectrophotometer painted in Axalta’s North American Automotive Color of the Year 2016 – Brilliant Blue. BYK-Gardner, a global leader in the field of measuring color and appearance and testing physical properties of plastic, coatings and cosmetics, manufactures Axalta’s spectrophotometers.


“We’re proud to have worked with Axalta for many years to develop industry leading technologies that create value for Axalta and its customers,” said Gogoel. “By using Axalta color matching solutions, body shops have less rework and higher throughput, and the car owner gets a repair that is a perfect color match. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Axalta, and working together to develop new generations of color matching solutions that continuously improve profitability and customer satisfaction.”


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