Rock Hill, April 8, 2022 ​ ECOAT is one of the premier electrocoating conferences in the United States. This bi-annual meeting is the perfect opportunity for those in the industry to network, collaborate, and learn. Running April 19 – 21 in Orlando, Florida, ECOAT will provide extensive conference sessions which will present the latest information and trends within the industry.

Included in these sessions will be Atotech’s Michael Burbey, Integration Manager for North America. On Thursday, April 21 at 2:30pm EST, Michael will be presenting with Joe Wildenberg, Sales Engineer at TTX, Inc. on “In-house Chemical Paint Removal – The Ideal Choice for Hook and Rack Cleaning.”

The removal of unwanted cured paint from part racks, hooks, and fixtures is often outsourced due to the hazards associated with conventional methods.  With the proven team-approach by Therma-Tron-X (TTX) and Atotech USA, new process improving efficiencies can be gained by bringing paint removal in-house.

Paper abstract:

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 guarantee the highest paint transfer efficiency and minimize part defects is to remove the unwanted, 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 the pairing of reliable, durable, and efficient equipment from Therma-Tron-X, Inc to the innovative and sustainable chemical solutions from Atotech USA, LLC, these desirable process improvements can be realized by applicators today.

Atotech technical experts will be available to answer any questions attendees may have while at the conference. For more information about ECOAT and other scheduled sessions, please visit the official ECOAT website, and their sessions agenda page.

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