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New Player in Wood Finishing Debuts Multi-Component Sprayer

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April 28, 2022 | Bill Esler

Knoxville, TN—Magnum Venus Products (MVP), a global manufacturer of production solutions for industrial applications, is entering wood finishing.

Launching Accurate Coatings Equipment, the company will exhibit a plural-component coatings system developed specifically for wood finishes and sealers. The system is said to reduce material waste and increase production output by delivering accurate and consistent catalyzation ratios.

Accurate Coatings Equipment (ACE) is a plural component, or 2K, pump system for the application of conversion varnishes which use acid catalyst, as well as polyester coatings which use methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEKP) catalyst.

MVP says the system is proven to dramatically reduce material waste, increase efficiency, and reduce downtime by eliminating the manual mixing processes. The approach is aimed at delivering accurate catalyst ratios, thereby reducing coating failures which can cause defects like clouding, flaking, peeling and delamination, often not visible for weeks and leading to costly repairs.

According to MVP, maintaining a correct material ratio is key to achieving a pristine finish on wood surfaces. Known for its pumping and spraying systems in the composites and fiber reinforced plastics industries, MVP began as a distributor of coatings equipment in 1947. It is a leading equipment provider for the marine, infrastructure, pool and bath, oil and gas, transportation, aerospace, and wind industries.

“We have come full circle with the launch of the ACE System,” says Scott Andrews, vice president of commercialization for MVP. “We realized the demand for a mid-tier coating application system, and we believe ACE is a simple, cost-effective solution which will enable manufacturers to create higher quality products more efficiently.”

Although the system is compatible with a variety of materials and applications, it was specifically designed for wood finishes and sealers used by manufacturers of cabinets, windows and doors, furniture, and other wood products. Wood manufacturers already using the system report material savings of more than 15 percent since implementing the ACE system in production.

Brad Hubbard of Coast Industrial Systems, currently a distributor of MVP’s ACE system, says, “They have been a forward-thinking partner who continually puts the customer’s needs first.” MVP says it more than doubled its R&D budget over the last year as it prepared to bring the ACE System to the wood products manufacturing market.

“MVP has commercialized game-changing technology for the composites industry in the last few decades,” says Andrew Hedger, MVP senior director of business development. “We are more committed now than ever to investing in the development of new resources to help our customers make better products with less waste.”

MVP sells the ACE system through authorized distributors and directly through highly trained sales representatives.

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