Axalta Coating Systems has partnered with the team at Hermann Innovations GmbH to bring the IONSTAR Anti-Static offering to Australia and New Zealand. The alliance reflects Axalta’s support of innovative products that make the vehicle repair process more efficient, sustainable, and profitable for its customers.

The IONSTAR anti-static gun is designed to neutralise static electricity in the refinishing process. With patented fibre-optic technology, the gun prevents dust, lint and other impurities from sticking to surfaces through its de-ionising process and helps to achieve a clean and perfect paint result. It is lightweight, easy-to-use, and more importantly is an effective tool for any refinish painter that has issues with static charge control.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring the IONSTAR Anti-Static gun to the local market” said Paul Polverino, Axalta’s National Training Manager.  “This exemplifies our commitment to providing high quality, innovative solutions to some of the common problems encountered by customers.”

In the process, the IONSTAR uses compressed air to drive an integrated turbine generator and produce electrical energy. This energy is then used to power an ionisation process which provides a range of benefits for the vehicle painter including reduced re-work and improved process reliability. The IONSTAR gun needs no batteries, power cables or recharging of any kind. Instead, it generates its own power inside the device during use. It also comes with an anti-static special hose and wall-mountable box.

Static electricity is a common phenomenon that occurs when an imbalance of electric charges builds up on the surface of an object. While it is often associated with friction between two materials, static electricity can also manifest in the air.  For vehicle refinishers, the presence of static charge on panels, particularly plastic, means that those panels are far more susceptible to attracting dust and lint particles, as well as leading to poor orientation of metallics in basecoat colours. This can be problematic when blending or trying to achieve a perfect colour match.

The IONSTAR Anti-Static Gun is the ideal tool in helping to combat static charge and is available through Axalta’s Distributor Network.

For more information on IONSTAR, visit or call Axalta on 1800 292 582.



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