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New powder coating grade to enable cost reduction

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Arkema has developed a new product for the powder coating process "Minicoat". According to the company the new powder enables cost savings.

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Thanks to its continuous partnership with customers and investment in R&D, Arkema, supplier of polyamide / copolyamide powders, proudly announces the birth of "Rilsan Techline", a new member ofthe "Minicoat" family. Arkema developed the "Minicoat" process in the 1970s and designed a special range of powders for this highly efficient powder coating process. Since the 1980s, "Rilsan Minicoat White 1452 MAC" nylon powder, also simply known as 1452, has been the industrial standard for nylon coating powders used in the "Minicoat" process, especially for the coating of brassiere and undergarment adjusters. Over the years, Arkema has invested in research, development, manufacturing and supply chain management in order to fulfil the needs of its customers. "Rilsan Techline" brings various benefits throughout the manufacturing process of nylon-coated adjusters, thus enabling a significant cost reduction: - Excellent powder pick-up during the coating process, enabling higher belt speed and lower preheat oven temperature. Industrial trials have shown that belt speed could be increased by over 10%. These benefits can be translated into greater energy efficiency and productivity, hence a reduction in variable and fixed costs. - Excellent leveling during the post-fusion process, enabling higher belt speed, lower power input, and low reject rate due to pinholes. Industrial trials have demonstrated that it was possible to increase both upper and lower belt speed by over 20%, and to reduce pinholes by over 90%. This new product again ensures higher energy efficiency and productivity, and a reduction in the cost of quality control and of handling complaints, with higher customer satisfaction. - Exceptional dyeing consistency despite varying post-fuse conditions and weather conditions, hence a low reject rate due to uneven, non-homogeneous colour. Industrial trials have demonstrated that it was possible to have no rejects due to defects in dyeing.

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