Standox adds a new clear to its Xtreme System to make bodyshops even more efficient. Using Axalta’s patented fast-cure, low-energy technology, Standocryl VOC-Xtreme-Plus Clear K9600 was specially developed for drying at low temperatures; it dries within 10 to 15 minutes at 40°C, and at 20°C, in 30 to 55 minutes. Once cooled after forced drying, it can be polished immediately.
VOC-Xtreme-Plus Clear K9600 has many other beneficial features, such as excellent filling power allowing smaller specks and dust particles to be easily covered, as well as very good overspray absorption making it perfect for easy blending. In addition, the product can also be applied in either 1.5 or 2 coats.
"Our VOC-Xtreme-Plus Clear K9600 is perfect for bodyshops that want efficient application, who have high throughput and who also want to reduce their operating costs," says Jim Iliopoulos, product & technical manager, ANZ.
To take full advantage of the new clear, bodyshops should use the entire Xtreme System, including Standoblue Basecoat, VOC-Xtreme Wet-on-Wet Filler U7650, VOC-Xtreme Filler U7600 and the Express PrepWipes U3000. When used as part of the system, the Standoblue Basecoat no longer needs to be activated under this new clear, which simplifies the process for the refinisher.
The strength of the Xtreme System lies in the fact it provides optimal balance between energy savings and throughput. At low temperatures, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 70 percent. On the other hand, bodyshops can use the Xtreme System to reduce the time required for a standard repair - including flash-off and drying times - to around one hour, enabling higher throughput and making small repairs more profitable.
Iliopoulos says, " We are offering Standox customers a solution for particularly fast and energy-efficient repairs that they can trust - for perfect, high-gloss results."
Standox VOC-Xtreme-Plus Clear K9600 will be available in October.