Graco Inc.

Graco Introduces Compact New Solution for Effective and Efficient Cleaning and Surface Preparation

MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 27, 2017) Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, is pleased to announce the new EcoQuip 2™ EQp, part of the EcoQuip 2 family of Vapor Abrasive® blast equipment. Featuring a portable cart with lift handles that allows users to transport the device from one job to another, this new machine is an affordable option for many surface preparation jobs.

“At the end of the day, it’s about finding the best machine to get the job done, and our new addition to the EcoQuip 2 family promises to do just that,” said Eric Rennerfeldt, Graco Product Manager for the EcoQuip® line of products. “Our EQp is a unique offering in the market because it is as powerful and easy to use as the larger EcoQuip models, but at a more affordable price for smaller scale jobs. Contractors and restorers can now complete their blasting jobs quickly and effectively without blowing the budget.”

While there is ultimately no such thing as dustless blasting, the EQp emits up to 92 percent less dust than traditional dry blasting, and works with coarse, fine or non-destructive blast media. The equipment is designed for a variety of applications including steel and concrete surface preparation, graffiti removal, paint and stain removal from wood, brick and patio cleaning, and iron fence and railing preparation. Long blast times of 30 to 60 minutes between refills, along with low water usage, allows users to complete the job quickly and efficiently. In addition, the machine features fast removal rates compared to other methods, such as pressure washing, with blast pressures up to 150 pounds per square inch (psi).

To learn more about Graco’s EcoQuip EQp and the EcoQuip 2 family, visit www.graco.com/EQp.

ABOUT GRACO

Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids and coatings in both industrial and commercial applications. It designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense and spray fluid and powder materials. A recognized leader in its specialties, Minneapolis-based Graco serves customers around the world in the manufacturing, processing, construction and maintenance industries. For additional information about Graco Inc., please visit us at www.graco.com or on Twitter @GracoInc.