Sep 12, 2015 Off Comments in Powder Coating by

The new oven is particularly suitable for powder coating, and the Neston installation also includes a powder-coating station and an overhead conveyor to simulate real process situations. Other applications include food drying, thermo-forming, textile drying, leather curing and curing coatings on heat-sensitive substrates such as MDF.

The gelling of powder coatings has traditionally been carried out by convection ovens, which are energy inefficient and require a large amount of floor space. They can also be expensive to run and, because of their long start-up time, they cannot be quickly shut down when there are breaks in production. In addition, they produce noxious gases and are not particularly suited to heating parts with sensitive substrates. Gas catalytic heating does not suffer from these drawbacks and is claimed to offer a short return on investment. They are also controllable and can be used for smaller batch sizes.

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