Standox has launched the VOC Xtreme Filler U7600 and the Express Prep Wipes U3000 as a new option to accelerate the substrate pre-treatment process.

The new VOC-Xtreme Filler U7600 is very simple and quick to apply in a single process step, without intermediate flash-off times, in up to four coats.

Axalta product and colour manager ANZ John Nettleton said the VOC Xtreme Filler U7600 has significantly shorter drying times, particularly in ambient temperatures.

“When dried at ambient temperatures of 20°C, the filler is ready for sanding after just 20 to 40 minutes.

“This not only makes it possible for bodyshops to increase their throughput, but also helps them to cut energy costs. And refinishers don't have to worry about moving and adjusting IR drying devices.

"Thanks to the product’s fast air drying properties, a large number of areas that require filling can be dried at the same time. Forced drying can also be used, which can keep idle time to an absolute minimum.

"Using VOC Xtreme Filler U7600 and the Express Prep Wipes U3000 can help bodyshops to make lasting efficiency improvements to their work processes.”

If the VOC Xtreme Filler U7600 is used on bare metal, refinishers must use the Express Prep Wipes U3000.

These wipes ensure proper adhesion of the filler and provide outstanding corrosion protection.

Compared to the use of an etch primer, using the wipes means flash-off times before application of the filler are reduced by up to 25 minutes.

A single cloth is sufficient to pre-treat approximately two square metres of substrate. The cloth is also chromate-free and easy to dispose of after use.

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