IST International Surface Technology

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 24–27 | Cite as

Moving from Water-Based Paint to Powder

Rapid Changeover during Ongoing Production
  • Heiko Schlindwein
  • Gema Europe Srl
Powder Coating

For 20 years, a manufacturer of automated storage and material flow systems coated its products using recyclable water-based paint. Then, the company decided to move to powder coating on the basis of the results of a comparative study. The new machine with separate single-colour and multiple-colour systems has reduced material consumption by 50 percent.

The Kardex Group is a global provider of intralogistics solutions to industry and a leading supplier of automated storage solutions and material flow systems. The group consists of two divisions: Kardex Remstar and Kardex Mlog. Kardex Remstar develops, produces and maintains dynamic storage and retrieval systems, including vertical and horizontal carousels and lift modules. These lift modules are used, among other things, to store and retrieve powder boxes. At its site in Bellheim in southern Germany, Kardex Remstar has been coating its products with recyclable water-based paint since 1992. The system allowed different paints to be used...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heiko Schlindwein
    • 1
  • Gema Europe Srl
    • 2
  1. 1.Kardex Produktion Deutschland GmbHBellheimGermany
  2. 2.German subsidiaryRödermarkGermany

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