Non-stick coatings – a driving force the automotive industry…
Did you know that more than 35 million cars run on the roads of the United Kingdom?
With such high volumes, a streamlined production process is vital for automobile manufacturers to not only meet demand but to minimise costs incurred if production challenges arise.
Over the years, these costs have been significantly reduced by the introduction of non-stick coatings during the manufacturing process…
Paint Spray Booths
A paint spray booth is where your car gets that showroom look, to achieve this the booth must be kept in excellent condition.
Hundreds of cars are continually painted in these booths, leaving behind paint residue and other airborne materials that could have a negative effect on the following cars that are coming through the production line.
The booths extraction system is designed to minimise this. These systems consist of fans that help keep the already mentioned airborne particles out of the booths. As a result, they are left with tons of deposits that often cause them to stop working.
Typically, automotive companies spend a good amount of money in repairing, cleaning, and/or replacing these extraction fans. This loss is in addition to the downtime when repair or replacement occurs.
But by applied a non-stick coating on the fans, they can be easily wiped down after a day’s use. No need to halt production or spend a fortune in replacing them.
Many of your car’s important parts are made of polyurethane, a compound that provides durability, scratch resistance, and other properties. You’ll find polyurethane in your car’s headlights, tail lights, signal lights, and more.
Even though it’s widely used in the automotive industry, the compound poses significant challenges during the manufacturing process.
Polyurethane requires metal moulds. The parts made often stick to these moulds, making them difficult, costly, and time-consuming to clean. And over time, these moulds have to be replaced, costing the company more money.
A simple non-stick coating on the metal moulds can reduce the cleaning time and also increase the lifespan of the moulds. Resulting in huge savings for the car manufacturer.
Wheel Parts Coatings
Rough roads and muddy tracks, all contribute toward a lower-than-expected lifespan of the wheels. And if you’ve ever changed your rims and brake calipers, you’d know how much you’ve got to shell out.
Fortunately, non-stick coatings can save you some time and money. When rims and brake calipers are coated with non-stick, they do an excellent job of keeping your car wheels safe by stopping dust and mud sticking to them.
With non-stick coatings guarding the wheels, you can smoothly drive through wet roads, muddy trails, and dirt, without having to worry about frequently visiting your local car wash or mechanic for costly cleaning or replacements.
Non-stick coatings have proven to be quite the revolution in the automotive industry, saving both time and money for manufacturers.
In the end, non-stick coatings help this billion-pound industry grow efficiently and ensure peace of mind for consumers with greater longevity of automotive parts.
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