Session Details

Session 5: Advancements in Metal Finishing Technical Improvements

Abstract Number:

50

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.‎

Topics:

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.‎

IN-HOUSE CHEMICAL PAINT REMOVAL –‎ THE IDEAL CHOICE FOR ‎HOOK AND RACK CLEANING

Stephen Taylor

Product Marketing Manager, North America

Atotech USA, LLC