Coil Coating and Metal Manufacturing

Effective temperature and viscosity control solutions can ensure your coating processes
meet specifications and quality expectations.

Improved Control, Better Results in Metal and Coil Coating 

In your coil coating process, fluctuations in fluid viscosity can cause variations in film build from edge to edge, resulting in different cure rates across the face of the strip. This increases the likelihood of curing-related defects.

In coil and metal coating, the performance of the final product is dependent on the coating being of a consistent thickness along both the length and width of the coated area. Variations in coating thickness can result in color, gloss and surface finish inconsistencies, reduced corrosion protection, and shortcomings in adhesion and durability.

Issues we solve:

Relying on cup viscosity measurement can result in measurement variations within a single coil coating run.

By employing effective temperature and viscosity control solutions, you can ensure your process avoids some of the problems that commonly affect coil coating operations:

  • Inaccurate solvent additions
  • Improper coater set up
  • Out-of-specification coating runs
  • Wet film-build discrepancies
  • Increased operating costs
  • Decreased quality and throughput

Temperature control benefits:

By controlling temperature, you are able to stabilize the viscosity of the coating material at the point of use. Achieving stable viscosity requires both heating and cooling capability.

Saint Clair Systems’ proprietary temperature control solutions use mathematical models and a mastery of flow dynamics to maximize your process control, leading to:

  • Repeatable line setup parameters
  • Consistent film build across web/strip
  • Reduced coating material usage
  • Reduced emissions
  • Reduced scrap
  • Increased throughput