Some Frequently asked questions.
Finishers choose our process to provide their products with a durable, lasting coating. Our E-coats can be used as a primer, top coat or both, and also combined with other types of conventional coatings, the versatility is endless.
Productivity and Operational Cost Savings
- High Material Transfer Efficiencies (90% +)
- Low Application Costs
- Precise Film Thickness and Build Control
- Automated Processing - Reduced Workforce Requirements
- System Automation
- High Capacity Load Racking
- High Throughput, Low Workforce Needs
Performance and Quality
- 100% Coverage of Complex Parts and Components
- Uniform Film Thickness Build
- Benchmark Corrosion Protection
- Superior Edge Coverage
- One or Two-Coat Applications to Boost Performance
- Product and Process Consistency
- Compatible with Other Coating Technologies
- Low to No HAPs Formulations Available
- Ultralow VOC Formulations Available
- Heavy Metal-Free Formulations Available
- Closed Loop Systems for Minimal Waste Discharge
- OSHA Compliance
- EPA Compliance
There are number of key requirements to produce the ideal lacquer for coating intricate jewellery satisfactorily.
- Highly controllable and uniform film build capability
- Dry deposition
- Excellent edge coverage
- High image clarity
- Outstanding perspiration, corrosion and wear/abrasion resistance
For high curing temperature applications Aurotect would be the product of choice, where as Alphaclad 9130 has gained a worldwide reputation for low temperature applications (130 degrees C).
A suitable lacquer for this application would need to display the following characteristics:-
- Medium to high build capability to maximise corrosion and wear resistance. A typical film thickness should be in the range of 12-18 microns.
- Excellent aesthetic appearance and image clarity.
- For outdoor applications, UV resistance is an absolute necessity. The Hawking Alphaclad SD colour range enables fade resistant finishes to be obtained.
The use of ultrafiltration acts as a dialysis unit to remove ionic contamination from working electrophoretic coating tanks. It is also used in 'closed loop' systems as a means of paint recovery.
The array of finishes and colours that are achievable is vast. Through the use of specialist pigment technology, a number of stunning finishes can be obtained, from transparent tints to opaque finishes.
Nanomatt NSC allows satin and matt effects to be obtained.