Painting, Coating, and Finishing System Integrators Information
Painting, coating and finishing system integrators provide finishing lines, turnkey coating machines and large-scale systems for production operations. Typically, finishing lines are designed to meet the requirements of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and are installed on site. Complete turnkey finishing or coating systems consist of a pretreatment or washing unit, drying-off oven, coating application sub-system (paint spraying, powder coating, dip coater, etc) and an oven or ultraviolet (UV) curing unit. Painting, coating and finishing system integrators that provide complete turnkey finishing or coating systems also provide material handling subsystems, booths or enclosures, and waste treatment or reclamation subsystems.
Painting, coating and finishing system integrators provide many different finishing technologies and processes. Some companies provide dip or immersion equipment, centrifugal or dip-spin coaters, and curtain or flow coating machinery. Others provide e-coat, electrocoat or electrophoretic coating equipment; electrostatic coaters; fluidized bed systems; plating and electroplating equipment, and powder coating machines. Painting, coating and finishing system integrators that sell spray, thermal spray, thin film, web coating, and specialty coating and finishing systems are also commonly available.
Selecting painting, coating and finishing system integrators requires an analysis of finishing system options. Components may include applicators and guns, booths and rooms, control consoles, curing systems, coating heads, plasma treaters, dryers, dust collectors, feeders, hoppers, pressure tanks, laminating supplies, pumps, waste water treatment equipment, and equipment for the treatment of volatile organic compounds (VOC). Painting, coating and finishing system integrators may also provide unwinds, rewinds, reclaimers and separators. Unwind stands are used to dispense uncoated web material into the web coater or coating system. Rewind stands are used on web coating lines to wind up the coated sheet or coil material onto a core.
Painting, coating and finishing system integrators specialize in various applications. These are defined as adhesives and sealants, anodizing, autodeposition, carbide, ceramic, conversion, dielectric, decorative, enamel, sugar or food, functional and protective, glaze or inorganic, and hot melt. Painting, coating and finishing system integrators may also specialize in equipment that applies lacquer, lubricant and wax, metal and metallic paint, polymer film, resin powder, porcelain enamel, and varnish. Products and materials covered include composites, containers, electronic and electrical components, extrusions and stock forms, glass, various types of metal, paper and paperboard, pharmaceuticals and food products, porcelain and ceramic materials, textiles and fabric, and wood.