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Expert's Corner — stainless steel

John and Apollo 700s, named for the Space Capsule

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John and Apollo 700s, named for the Space Capsule

In 1984 John brilliantly submitted independent laboratory tests to SCAQMD demonstrating that Apollo’s turbine system could produce over 80 percent transfer efficiency, which meant that 80% of the coating stayed on the work surface. Far less solvent blew out into the atmosphere. SCAQMD called it High Volume Low Pressure or HVLP. Soon California required transfer efficiency to be 65% or more. Other towns and cities followed suit. Over the years coatings became more viscous and Apollo Sprayers anticipated the changes. Turbines became more powerful. Guns became lighter and used stainless steel. More and more industries awakened to HVLP. And the...

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