A new powder coating system for HÖRMANN Automotive
HÖRMANN Automotive Eislingen GmbH has commissioned a new powder coating system at its plant in Ebersbach. “This significantly reduces the emissions that previously resulted from having to transport our products to an external paint shop for many years,” says Managing Director Frank Arnhold. The state-of-the-art painting system can apply high-quality coatings to steel and aluminium substrates, thereby reducing the risk of quality defects. “We opted for an environmentally friendly powder coating system in order to avoid the use of solvents and CFCs in degreasers and paints,” explains Frank Arnhold. The automated coating chamber includes a powder recovery system that helps to conserve resources by reducing the use of materials (powder) by around 15 percent. Another special feature of this modern system is that no effluents are disposed of in the sewer system. The plans to intensify utilisation as part of a continuous three-shift pattern mean there will be fewer heat losses in the drying process in future, resulting in a further improvement in energy efficiency.