Graco recently introduced a new proportioner to its family of plural-component sprayers. The new Graco XP70 Plural-Component Sprayer is designed to pump, mix and atomize high-viscosity, faster-curing materials with superior results. The system handles environmentally friendly, high solids coatings with little or no solvent, hybrid polyurethanes, epoxies, very high solids coatings (with up to 100% solids content), and materials requiring heat.

            “The Graco XP70 is a smart alternative to hand mixing or hot potting,” says Doug Brady, Director of Sales and Marketing of Graco’s Applied Fluids Technology Division. “In fact, it quickly pays for itself in reduced solvent costs and less wasted material.”

            The sprayer reduces material waste because it mixes only as much material as is needed for the job at hand – unlike hand mixing, where any unused mixed material is usually thrown away at the end of the day. In addition, the Graco XP70 saves money by using less clean-up solvent. Instead of flushing out an entire pump system that contains mixed material, only the static mix tube and hose to the gun need to be flushed.

            The Graco XP70 is rated at 7250 psi (500 bar) to provide the high-pressure performance required for spraying high-solids coatings and viscous materials at longer hose lengths.

            The Graco XP70 is well suited for applying coatings to wind energy towers, tanks, pipes, water towers, railcars, bridges, ships, structural steel, as well as applications in wastewater treatment, manhole and sewer reconditioning, and secondary containment.

            Graco has developed an online ROI calculator for operators to determine their savings with the Graco XP70 Sprayer. To use the ROI tool, or to learn more, visit