Valspar Expands Production Capacity for Valspar Pipeclad® Technology in Europe

MINNEAPOLIS, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Valspar Corporation announces the expansion of its production capability for the Valspar Pipeclad® family of fusion-bonded epoxy powder products in Europe. In April, Valspar began expanded manufacturing of Pipeclad products at its Thouars, France facility to meet growing global demand.

“Investing in the increased production of Valspar Pipeclad globally ensures that both applicators and pipeline owners around the world can continue to depend on Valspar to meet their growing needs,” said Karl Jorgenrud, vice president and general manager of Protective Coatings at Valspar. “Like our other powder coatings facilities, Thouars produces a range of high-quality, consistent coating products that are engineered to protect against corrosion in the harshest environments.”

Valspar Pipeclad fusion-bonded epoxy products are used as the corrosion protection layer for single-, dual- and three-layer applications on a wide variety of pipe sizes and wall thicknesses. With its advanced coating technology, Valspar products are the choice of major petroleum and gas producers around the world, providing long-term protection for more than 100,000 miles of pipelines.

Valspar’s Pipeclad fusion-bonded epoxy coating protects against underground soil stress, bacteria and fungus attacks, soil acids and alkalis — as well as the corrosive elements associated with underwater use, including saltwater, wastewater, petrochemicals, solvents and corrosive gases.

To meet demand from a growing world-wide customer base, Valspar Pipeclad is produced in several regions, including Asia, Europe and North and South America. Pipeclad products are part of Valspar’s broad lineup of coatings for automotive, packaging, architectural, wood and general industrial customers. For more information, please visit

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