Emergence of real-world testing of coatings products to validate the protection levels of assets worldwide is becoming a major issue. Here Sherwin-Williams reveals how the company is committing to a new level of these tests on behalf of its customers.
Because of the increased accuracy of data, measurements from spectrophotometers can be compared against standards, without the need to conduct parallel tests, effectively saving time and money in the process.
This new heating technique is achieved by using a transverse conveyance system in which the car bodies are processed sideways through heating zones, which allows for large convection nozzles to be positioned to direct heated air through the windshield opening of the car into the inner cabin areas as well as directly into the engine compartment areas.
While many applications will continue to require the greater material volumes available in drums, cartridge-based packaging improves efficiency in niche markets in the aerospace industry, marine touch up coating and repair, pipeline, and manhole applications. In many cases, it complements traditional methods, reducing labor, material and disposal costs.
The real-time insight generated by ACOMP enables polymer manufacturers to immediately respond to process anomalies, adhere to tighter polymer quality control specifications, and optimize polymer production for continuous, batch and semibatch runs.
Dürr is currently building a fully automatic paint shop for a local OEM in Hefei in the Anhui Province of China. The plant is designed to handle 100,000 units per year, and will commence operation in June 2018. The integration of numerous digital@DÜRR solutions turns the paint shop into a Smart Factory with extensive use of data.
In this two-part series, we explore how this carefully crafted design of experiments (DOE) isolated and contrasted the impact and interaction of three key process variables: film build; atomization, and coating viscosity (as determined by temperature).
August covers transportation coatings, bio-based/sustainable coatings advancements and new binder technology. This issue also includes several equipment-related articles and a directory of equipment suppliers.