Paint and Dyes
Dust-tight material handling and automatic recipe batching for resins, fillers and pigments
The powder raw materials used for the production of paints often have challenging handling properties resulting from their extremely fine, and often cohesive, nature. In many plants, handling is still manual. However, Gericke offers automated solutions from raw material reception, tipping, intermediate storage and automated recipe preparation for delivering the powder materials to the dispersion and dissolution vessels.
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For the most demanding tasks
Paints and coatings consist of many different raw materials in powder form including pigments, fillers and resins. Many different grades of Titanium Dioxide, Carbon Black and Carbonates have to be supplied to the agitated vessels that are typically used. Today, it is usually mandatory to achieve a dust tight discharge from trucks, big bags and bags. Gericke has developed special discharge, pneumatic conveying and recipe preparation solutions for these demanding powders. The right colour is guaranteed due to precise automation and feeding.
Gericke delivers turnkey solutions for emulsion paint including the raw material storage, conveying and recipe management into liquid mixers.
Powder coating compounds are mixed directly in the GMS batch mixers upstream of extrusion. Their advantage lies in their fluidised bed approach which allows the particles to move without heating up, or inducing a pressure effect.
The Gericke test centres, in Europe, Asia and the Americas, play an important part in the definition of the correct plant design. Here we can work with you, in person or remotely, to test the proposed process using your material under real life conditions, giving you the peace of mind to get the right solution!