Paint technology lowers costs
Ferndale, MI— An advanced
automotive paint technology system designed to help automakers
save money and increase efficiency has been developed at Gage
Gage’s Cobra™ paint-line
cleaning program is a patented system that increases paint-line
efficiency levels by more than 20 percent, while reducing material-usage
costs by more than 10 percent.
to helping the industry provide sustainable solutions and long-term
environmental benefits, while paring costs,” said Gage president
Benefits of the sealer line-cleaning
process include up to an 80 percent decrease in total system pressure
and improved sealer-viscosity control and flow rates.
Gage line-cleaning products include
the S-590 Cobra™ Line Cleaner, a patented blend of solvents
and solid agents that mechanically and chemically “scrubs”
paint and other contaminants from piping-system surfaces. It also
uses solid-stream cleaning chemicals to remove dried paint residue
and oxidation build-up to restore components and parts to bare-metal
clean, rendering them reusable and recyclable.
Dixon noted that automotive cost
pressures have never been greater.
“Automakers are finding
that better maintenance procedures for paint and sealant-delivery
systems can generate significant savings,” he said.
Over the past 18 years, Gage’s
closed-loop recycling systems have been used by General Motors,
Ford and Chrysler to safely recycle more than 70-million gallons
of waste material. Other automotive customers include Fiat, Honda,
Jaguar, Peugeot, Volkswagen, Volvo and Nissan.