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Eaton Williams switch to Airmix and save 30 on coatings

Eaton Williams switch to Airmix and save 30 on coatings March 1992 PIGMENT AND RESIN TECHNOLOGY 15 Eaton Williams switch t o Airmix and save 30 % on coatings Eaton Williams Group are one of the UK's leading manufacturers of specialist heating and ventilating equipment, such as used in computer rooms, telephone exchanges, clean rooms and sensitive environmental areas in office buildings. Th e equipment is manufactured at the modern factory site at Edenbridge, Kent. A s part of the Group policy of continually updating all manufacturing equipment, earlier this year Eaton William s turned their attention to the paint application equipment in the finishing shop for the heating and ventilating components. In place of conventional airspray guns, the y installed six Kremli n Airmi x units for applying primer and topcoat to panel sections and other large units, and two Kremlin Kontour Mark 2 electrostatic units for paint application on small components and box sections. Al l panel units and components are manufac­ finis h an d pain t savings, o n thei r small components. The ture d from Zintec, galvanised steel or stainless steel, operator had no previous spraying experience, yet had wit h a certain amount of aluminium being used. soon mastered its operation to obtain a good standar d of finish . Commenting on the performance of the Kremlin equipment over the last five months Hugh Ross, senior According to Kremlin Spray Painting Equipment, the production, engineer says: "Ther e is a marke d reduction trouble-free operation and the ease of maintenance of in overspray since w e have been using Airmix . This gives the Kremlin Kontour system compared with other a muc h cleaner working environment. W e estimate that electrostatic systems, stems from the use of the latest Airmi x is givin g us a 30 % saving on paint compared wit h technological advances in electronics, givin g exceptional th e use of conventional airspray guns. Furthermore , the reliability. quality of finish is as good, if not better, since using Additionally, th e electrostatic generator is i n th e barrel Airmix. " of th e gun , whic h means tha t high voltage coxial cables, Eaton William s have four 17:25 wallmounted Airmix wit h their attendant problems, are not required. An pum p units, each of whic h can supply tw o Airmi x spray important safety aspect is provided by the electronic guns, plus tw o portable Airmi x units. regulator in the power pack which automatically reduces th e current and voltage as soon as th e charging head is brought close to an earthed object. Kontour electrostatic Hugh Ross stated that th e Kontour Mark 2 electrostatic Details: Kremlin Spray Painting Equipment Ltd, 839 spray was proving to be very effective, both in quality Yeovil Road, Slough , Berks SL1 4JA . Tel: 075 3 538143. to heavily grained, always with a high degree of Rilsan as a paint additive regularity — the possibility of obtaining special multi-coloured Rilsan polyamide 11 is made by Elf Atoche m in France, effects by using melt-mixed coloured powders. based upon th e vegetable oil of castor and is marketed in Coatings based o n Rilsan demonstrate unique proper­ the UK by Elf Atochem UK Ltd based at Thatcham, ties which result from the combined qualities of Newbury, Berkshire. thermosetting resins and thermoplastic polyamides. In particular, Rilsan gives the coating: Rilsan polyamide 11, better known as a highly effective metals coating material, is no w being used as — substantially improved abrasion and scratch resistance an additive in paint formulations. Paint technology and — excellent chemical resistance formulatio n covers a broad spectrum of materials and — the possibility of masking faults in th e substrate. Rilsan has no w come to joi n the m as an additive , making The application of Rilsan based paint systems can be an important contribution towards abrasion and scratch made by: resistance, chemica l resistance and maskin g of substrate — conventional spray gun surface defects. — roller coating In th e formulatio n of paints, Rilsan powders offer the — curtain. followin g advantages: A furthe r benefit fro m using Rilsan i n pain t systems is — total dispersion in liquid medium using normal that touching up can be achieved to give a joint-free production equipment repair. — a wide range of granulometries allowing different Details: Elf Atoche m UK Ltd, Colthrop Way , Thatcham , coatings wit h appearances ranging fro m non-textured Newbury, Berkshire RG13 4LW. Tel: 063 5 870000. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pigment & Resin Technology Emerald Publishing

Eaton Williams switch to Airmix and save 30 on coatings

Pigment & Resin Technology , Volume 21 (3): 1 – Mar 1, 1992

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March 1992 PIGMENT AND RESIN TECHNOLOGY 15 Eaton Williams switch t o Airmix and save 30 % on coatings Eaton Williams Group are one of the UK's leading manufacturers of specialist heating and ventilating equipment, such as used in computer rooms, telephone exchanges, clean rooms and sensitive environmental areas in office buildings. Th e equipment is manufactured at the modern factory site at Edenbridge, Kent. A s part of the Group policy of continually updating all manufacturing equipment, earlier this year Eaton William s turned their attention to the paint application equipment in the finishing shop for the heating and ventilating components. In place of conventional airspray guns, the y installed six Kremli n Airmi x units for applying primer and topcoat to panel sections and other large units, and two Kremlin Kontour Mark 2 electrostatic units for paint application on small components and box sections. Al l panel units and components are manufac­ finis h an d pain t savings, o n thei r small components. The ture d from Zintec, galvanised steel or stainless steel, operator had no previous spraying experience, yet had wit h a certain amount of aluminium being used. soon mastered its operation to obtain a good standar d of finish . Commenting on the performance of the Kremlin equipment over the last five months Hugh Ross, senior According to Kremlin Spray Painting Equipment, the production, engineer says: "Ther e is a marke d reduction trouble-free operation and the ease of maintenance of in overspray since w e have been using Airmix . This gives the Kremlin Kontour system compared with other a muc h cleaner working environment. W e estimate that electrostatic systems, stems from the use of the latest Airmi x is givin g us a 30 % saving on paint compared wit h technological advances in electronics, givin g exceptional th e use of conventional airspray guns. Furthermore , the reliability. quality of finish is as good, if not better, since using Additionally, th e electrostatic generator is i n th e barrel Airmix. " of th e gun , whic h means tha t high voltage coxial cables, Eaton William s have four 17:25 wallmounted Airmix wit h their attendant problems, are not required. An pum p units, each of whic h can supply tw o Airmi x spray important safety aspect is provided by the electronic guns, plus tw o portable Airmi x units. regulator in the power pack which automatically reduces th e current and voltage as soon as th e charging head is brought close to an earthed object. Kontour electrostatic Hugh Ross stated that th e Kontour Mark 2 electrostatic Details: Kremlin Spray Painting Equipment Ltd, 839 spray was proving to be very effective, both in quality Yeovil Road, Slough , Berks SL1 4JA . Tel: 075 3 538143. to heavily grained, always with a high degree of Rilsan as a paint additive regularity — the possibility of obtaining special multi-coloured Rilsan polyamide 11 is made by Elf Atoche m in France, effects by using melt-mixed coloured powders. based upon th e vegetable oil of castor and is marketed in Coatings based o n Rilsan demonstrate unique proper­ the UK by Elf Atochem UK Ltd based at Thatcham, ties which result from the combined qualities of Newbury, Berkshire. thermosetting resins and thermoplastic polyamides. In particular, Rilsan gives the coating: Rilsan polyamide 11, better known as a highly effective metals coating material, is no w being used as — substantially improved abrasion and scratch resistance an additive in paint formulations. Paint technology and — excellent chemical resistance formulatio n covers a broad spectrum of materials and — the possibility of masking faults in th e substrate. Rilsan has no w come to joi n the m as an additive , making The application of Rilsan based paint systems can be an important contribution towards abrasion and scratch made by: resistance, chemica l resistance and maskin g of substrate — conventional spray gun surface defects. — roller coating In th e formulatio n of paints, Rilsan powders offer the — curtain. followin g advantages: A furthe r benefit fro m using Rilsan i n pain t systems is — total dispersion in liquid medium using normal that touching up can be achieved to give a joint-free production equipment repair. — a wide range of granulometries allowing different Details: Elf Atoche m UK Ltd, Colthrop Way , Thatcham , coatings wit h appearances ranging fro m non-textured Newbury, Berkshire RG13 4LW. Tel: 063 5 870000.

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Published: Mar 1, 1992

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