Session 5: Advancements in Metal Finishing Technical Improvements
Conventional paint removal methods can be hazardous to employees and costly to operations. Advances in chemical paint stripping now offer companies a safe, sustainable, and economical option that can increase process efficiency. With broad substrate and paint compatibility, these new chemical solutions can be implemented for a wide range of applications.
Innovative Best Practices for Performance & Efficiency
Technologies for Improved Performance or Increased Efficiency
A necessary inconvenience of all paint applications is the eventual requirement to remove the cured paint from part racks, hooks, and fixtures. Ensuring proper contact between the part and its fixture is paramount in achieving a quality paint finish, and as cured paint builds up on fixtures, the area of contact becomes narrower and proper part racking becomes more difficult. The only way to continuously ensure the highest paint transfer efficiency and minimize part defects is to remove the cured paint. Traditionally, this paint removal is achieved by one of three methods: mechanical, thermal, and chemical. Due to the hazards of these conventional methods, paint applicators often outsource their paint removal demands; however, safe, economical, and sustainable in-house paint removal for ferrous, non-ferrous, and multi-metal applications can be achieved – with some applications being suitable for in-line removal. This presentation will explore how this is possible, by highlighting the high efficiency potential of a new chemical approach.