Coupling is offered in nickel-plated zinc.

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Die-cast, quick disconnect ZLC coupling comes in nickel-plated zinc that suits high-volume production applications in marine, instrumentation, cooling, food and beverage, and hand tool industries. It is resistant to gasoline, ink, air, and water and has operating temperature of -10 to 150°F. ZLC is offered in panel mount or in-line configurations and terminations including hose barbs and pipe threads.

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Colder Products Company Introduces ZLC Series Coupling

New economical metal quick disconnect coupling provides high-tech performance

St. Paul, MN - June 23, 2005 - Colder Products Company, the leading provider of quick disconnect couplings to industrial and chemical markets, introduces a new die-cast nickel-plated zinc coupling (ZLC). The ZLC is a reliable, economical solution that is particularly suitable for high-volume production requirements when the durability of metal is required. Streamlined and lightweight in relation to comparable machined brass couplings, the ZLC is interchangeable with many of Colder's existing coupling lines. Applications for the ZLC include engine systems, marine, instrumentation, cooling, food and beverage and hand tools, among others.

"We successfully developed a die-cast zinc quick disconnect coupling that met our tight quality and performance requirements," says Patrick Williams, Market and Product Planning Manager, Industrial Markets, Colder Products Company. "This new capability will provide an alternative for customers in applications where thermoplastics or other expensive or cumbersome metal couplings may not be appropriate."

Colder will continue to offer its original chrome-plated brass coupling, which was introduced twenty-seven years ago. The versatile ZLC further extends the range of applications and industries served. It is interchangeable with the acetal PLC Series, the polypropylene PLC-12 Series, and the chrome-plated brass LC Series.

"The new ZLC is a high-volume, cost-effective solution that addresses the needs of diverse markets," says Andy Hass, Business Unit Manager, Industrial Markets. "As with most Colder products, the ZLC incorporates an easy-to-use thumb latch, automatic shut-off valves, integral terminations, and an audible "click" indicating a secure connection."

The nickel-plated zinc ZLC provides effective chemical resistance to gasoline, ink, air, water and many other fluids. It weighs approximately 20 percent less than comparable chrome-plated brass couplings and operates at temperatures ranging from -10° F to 150° F, -23° C to 66° C. Temperature capabilities and chemical resistance may be extended with valve and seal options. Prior to plating, the ZLC is impregnated to eliminate porosity. The ZLC is offered in panel mount or in-line configurations and terminations including hose barbs and pipe threads.

For more information about available options and order quantities, please contact the Colder sales department at 1-800-444-2474.

About Colder Products Company

Colder Products Company is a leading provider of quick disconnect couplings to industrial, biopharmaceutical, medical, chemical, and packaging markets. For a free catalog or more information, contact: Colder Products Company, 1001 Westgate Drive, St. Paul, MN 55114. Toll-free: 866-671-9165. Fax: 651-645-5404. Web:

For North American inquiries, please contact Rich Herpers,

For inquiries outside of North America, please contact Tara Kennedy,

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