3M acquires Accuspray

3M announced today it has acquired Accuspray Application Technologies, a manufacturer of spray paint equipment with a range of spray guns for architectural, automotive refinishing, industrial and woodworking applications.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Accuspray brings turbine systems and pressurised cup guns to 3M’s core paint preparation systems business, which includes disposable lids and liners. According to 3M, Accuspray is well known for the fine atomisation characteristics of its paint guns, helping painters achieve fine finishes in their work.

The 3M PPS Paint Preparation System replaces traditional mixing cups and filters and reduces the amount of solvent required for gun cleaning. The complete system resulting from the combination of 3M and Accuspray is said to be easier to clean, and reduces paint materials, cleaning solvents and waste disposal costs.

‘Accuspray’s turbine sprayer and pressurised paint preparation system complements 3M’s Paint Preparation Systems to the benefit of all our mutual customers,’ said Ian Hardgrove, general manager, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. ‘Accuspray is well-known for its wide array of paint guns and will help us to grow our core business by providing access into adjacent markets.’