Detackification is an essential step in automotive paint processes, one that has evolved alongside paint technology through the years.
The following is a general timeline of paint and detack development through the years:
Paint technology: solvent low-solids enamels
Detack technology: high-alkalinity programs with sinking solids
Paint: high-solids enamels
Detack: clay, aluminum, and tannin; move to solids removal
Paint: introduction of water-based base coasts
Detack: move to melamine; majority of programs deal with solids removal
Paint: moves to 2k clear coat
Detack: melamine; move towards environmentally-friendly technologies
Paint: water-based primers, base coats, and 2k clear coats
Detack: reduced usage of melamine; growth of green technologies
Paint: primerless applications
Detack: green technologies dominate
The most recent developments in paint detack have many benefits over traditional programs. Reducing sludge waste, blowdown, product consumption, and total suspended solids in water reduces costs associated with water, freight, and booth cleaning.
ChemTreat’s patented paint detackification technology offers the following benefits over standard treatment options:
- As a starch component derived from corn, it is considered a biological renewable resource
- Eliminates the use of formaldehyde in the treatment polymer for reduced toxicity
- Reduces sludge volume and moisture
- Reduced usage leads to reduced transportation costs
We also offer defoamers, polymers, biocides, and pH-management products for comprehensive paint booth treatment.
Please contact ChemTreat for assistance in designing a treatment program customized for your application. Like all other technologies, due diligence is necessary to determine the feasibility for utilizing methods. Always consult your equipment manuals and guides.