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Valspar Flooring System Helps Protect Electronics from Destructive Electrostatic Discharge

Valspar Flooring, a division of Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL), is helping quality-sensitive manufacturers achieve higher levels of protection against electrostatic discharge with its ESD conductive and static dissipative flooring systems. 

"Valspar's versatile, component-based ESD flooring systems are an integral part of a comprehensive ESD protection system," said Lysa Young, Marketing Manager, Valspar Flooring. "They can be applied to floors at every critical stage of plant operations, from inventory and assembly to testing and shipping."

Electrostatic discharge costs industry billions of dollars annually stemming from ESD damaged electronic components, boards and assemblies. Formulated to meet stringent S20.20 and SEMI E78 standards, Valspar ESD Systems assure consistent ESD properties across the entire plant floor, providing excellent static control in industries where electronic components or volatile processing chemicals are involved.

Applied in three layers - a primer coat, a low VOC conductive (25,000 ohms to one million ohms) or static dissipative (one million ohms to one billion ohms) ground plane, and an epoxy or ultrathane topcoat - Valspar ESD Systems are customizable to a plant's performance and aesthetic requirements. ESD Ultrathane offers the same friendliness of use and ease of application as a traditional ESD system. ESD Ultrathane also features a 94% solids, low odor, low VOC formulation that provides excellent chemical resistance, UV stability, wear resistance, gloss retention and slip resistance.

When compared to traditional ESD finishes, tiles or waxes, Valspar ESD systems are easier to clean, resulting in reduced housekeeping costs.

Editor Note: For high resolution photo, please e-mail dan@oconnellpr.com or call 708-482-0212.

For more information about Valspar Flooring products, call 800-637-7793 x5050 or visit www.valsparflooring.com.

With fiscal 2006 sales of nearly $3 billion, Valspar is a global leader in the paint and coatings industry, with a broad range of products including industrial, architectural, packaging, automotive refinish and floor coatings and specialty polymers and colorants. Valspar shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. For investor information, please visit www.valsparglobal.com.

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