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New Powder Painting Facility for KMF

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KMF is investing £900,000 into a new Electrostatic Powder Painting Facility.
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The new plant will offer significant benefits concerning capacity, speed, reliability and powder coating performance.

The investment includes the complete replacement of our current powder coating plant, inclusive of a high efficiency curing oven and an F8 Sidetrack conveyor system, as well as the installation of the QCS4 — Magic Cylinder Fast Colour change booth.

The powder painting plant is complemented by an extensive range of the latest "Opti" technology electrostatic powder application equipment, all housed in a fully enclosed clean room.

Improved Chemical Pre-treatment

The main advantage our new in-house paint facilities is the switch to a much-improved chemical pre-treatment process utilising the environmentally compliant, Oxsilan 9810/3.

Oxsilan gives a greater substrate protection layer which results in improved paint/substrate adhesion and dramatically enhanced corrosion resistance if the paint layer becomes scratched or damaged.

Other benefits of the powder coating refurbishment include:

  • Super-fast colour change — colour change time from 20 seconds (spray to waste) to a few minutes (powder recovery)
  • Increased track speed up to 2.5 metres per minute
  • Excellent application quality thanks to the OptiSpray AP01 SIT pump technology
  • Continuous coating for higher efficiency and maximised productivity and edibility of the line
  • Enhanced plant efficiency for large volume production runs
  • Consistent results thanks to the library of application programs
  • Spray to waste or powder recovery operation

Minimal disruption to product supply

KMF is working to ensure that any disruptions to product supply are kept to a minimum during the crossover period over Christmas. Our improved paint plant facility will be fully operational by the 2nd January 2018.