Axalta Coating Systems has launched a new electrical steel varnish for use in generators and motors.

Axalta’s next generation C5 electrical steel varnish, Voltatex 1250V is part of the Voltatex family of electrical insulation products, and is suitable for use in multiple applications including electric motors, small and medium power tool generators, traction motors and electric vehicles.

Delivering excellent slitting, punching and welding properties, the new Voltatex 1250V electrical steel varnish is used in the manufacturing of magnetic cores of electric machines. On application, the cured varnish layer is a glossy light grey on the surface and offers improved scratch- and corrosion-resistance.

Voltatex 1250V is a water-based and chromium-free formulation with REACH compliance, reducing its environmental impact.

Manfred Lueg, Axalta’s Global Business Development Manager for Axalta’s Energy Solutions business comments that Voltatex 1250V is a non-acidic, chromium-VI-free C5 varnish designed to satisfy regulatory requirements in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas for fully finished and semi-finished NGO steel applications.