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Choosing the Right Spray Valve: Pro Tip #5

PVA Pro Tip #5: Navigating Spray Valve Selection

Tailoring Your Process for Success

Choosing the right spray valve is key to automating any conformal coating process. For 100% solid coatings, like UV cure and higher viscosity silicones, atomized spray valves are used to break up the material into small droplets to apply a thin film of coating at the desired target thickness.

For solvent based coatings, like acrylics and urethanes, an airless film coating valve can provide superior edge definition while applying a thicker film of material as majority of the solvent content will evaporate during the cure process.

If you’re interested in learning more about choosing the right spray valve for your processes, contact PVA today and let us help make you a pro.