Basel, Switzerland, 18 November 2016: Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, has recently introduced Voltatex® 7145A, a new generation of its THEIC-modified polyester wire enamel series. The new product offers improved application on both horizontal and vertical application lines, as well as on high-speed enamelling machines.
Voltatex 7145A is suitable for magnet wires used in everything from electrical motors, pump motors and refrigeration equipment, to transformers and ballast for fluorescent lamps.
“The advanced properties of Voltatex 7145A make a difference for our partners in the magnet wire industry,” says 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.”
“Voltatex 7145A fulfils all our application requirements on wire dimensions of between 1.00mm and 1.50mm,” notes Michael Fahlgreen, Product Engineer at Dahréntråd, an Axalta customer in Jonslund, Sweden, and operator of one of Europe’s largest and most modern product plants for round and rectangular winding wire in copper and aluminium.
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).
For further information on Axalta’s Energy Solutions business, please visit www.electricalinsulation.com, and for more information on Axalta, please visit axaltacoatingsystems.com.
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