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Luvata announces expansion into Northern California for HVAC/R corrosion-resistant coatings services

(21 September 2010). Luvata ElectroFin, Inc. today announced plans to expand its presence into Northern California to meet the growing demand for Luvata INSITU® spray-applied coil and cabinet corrosion protection. The facility will offer Insitu® a spray applied, permanent, water-based, synthetic coating developed by Luvata ElectroFin specifically for the protection of heat exchange units and cabinet coating. 

At its new location in San Leandro, California, Luvata ElectroFin moves closer to its Northern California and Oakland Bay area customers looking for its branded Insitu® spray-applied corrosion protection for post manufacturing equipment. “The addition of the Northern California location combined with our Temecula, or Southern California operation, provides Luvata the opportunity to satisfy demand throughout the Western US, as well as for those customers shipping HVAC/R equipment into the Pacific Rim where corrosion is prevalent,” states Mike Powell, Director Sales and Marketing with Luvata ElectroFin.

“This new Northern California location, in addition to the recent opening of our Tampa, Florida location, demonstrates Luvata ElectroFin’s continued commitment to our customers in pursuing opportunities where the market demands a superior product and supplier,” indicates Powell.

Through the acquisition of McIntyre coatings services assets and Luvata ElectroFin’s additional investment into the facility and equipment upgrades, including all business and environmental operating permits to meet Luvata standards, the 13,000 square-foot facility is immediately ready to fully support the spray-applied market. The acquisition does not include McIntyre’s coil or air handling business units.

Luvata Insitu® polymer coating contains ES2 (embedded stainless steel) pigment to provide a multi-layer structure which tightly bonds to the substrate. As the Insitu® coating wears away over time, the stainless steel particles become more and more exposed, providing continued protection for the remainder of the coating and substrate underneath. Insitu® is UV and chemical resistant, is environmentally sustainable and meets stringent air quality emission standards.

Luvata ElectroFin now offers five coating service centers including Louisville, Kentucky; Jacksonville, Texas; Temecula, California; Tampa, Florida and San Leandro, California each offering spray applied coil corrosion protection to retain the operating efficiency of units longer while reducing maintenance, replacement and operating costs, this ultimately extends the length of service of HVAC&R systems. 

Also offered from its Louisville and Jacksonville facilities is the factory applied solution, ElectroFin® E-coat.  Recognized internationally by major OEMs as the best corrosion protection for fin and tube heat exchangers in coastal environments, ElectroFin® E-coat offers excellent corrosion resistance, as well as uniformity of coverage and coating thickness. ElectroFin® E-coat and Luvata Insitu® both come with a five year warranty.  To learn more about Luvata ElectroFin coatings go to www.luvata.com/electrofin

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About Luvata

Luvata is the leading international metals supplier of solutions, services, components and materials for manufacturing and construction. Luvata’s solutions are used in industries such as renewable energy, power generation, architecture, automotive, transport, medicine, air-conditioning, industrial refrigeration, consumer products and construction. The company’s continued success is attributed to its longevity, technological excellence and strategy of building partnerships beyond metals. Employing over 7,500 staff in 18 countries, Luvata works in partnership with customers such as Siemens, Toyota, CERN, Shaaz, and DWD International.

For further information, please contact:

Mike Powell, Sales/Marketing Director
Luvata ElectroFin, Inc.
Tel:  +502 634 5520
Email:  mike.powell[@]luvata.com

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