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Lowering Emissions
We are facing lowering the CO2 emissions from our factory. Our biggest emission point is our electrocoat system. What areas can we change or better, to meet the stringent limits we have on our emissions?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/11/2011
Questions about E-Coat
Q. Does E-Coat work on cast iron pumps and valves?
Ask an Expert Published: 6/5/2010
E-Coat Stains
We are facing a problem of bad marks on our final e-coated automotive parts, which are most probably caused by dripping ultra filtrate.
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2010
Corrosion Blisters
After 500 hours of salt spray SS testing of our electrocoated parts, we see many blisters but little corrosion increase from the test X-Cut.
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2010
Excessive Metal Content in Bath
The chemistry manufacturer did a “metals analysis” of our bath and reported iron content at 1,420 mg/L. Is there any other way of removing the iron other than dumping the bath and making up a new one?
Ask an Expert Published: 12/1/2009
Parts Draining During E-coat
At the end of the process, when the body gets out of the E-coat bath, sometimes incomplete draining of the body can occur and this can produce problems during the baking phase. Could you tell me more about the nature of these problems? Do some speci...
Ask an Expert Published: 12/1/2009
Heat-treated Parts and E-coat
Heat treated parts paint a little differently than plain steel parts, so I will try to explain the differences.
Ask an Expert Published: 12/1/2009
Electrocoat over Zinc-Plated Steel—Revisited
I wonder why you think the automotive community should be questioned for specifying a zinc or zinc alloy prior to E-coat. Performance testing done by all the major OEMs will confirm better corrosion performance with zinc or zinc alloy than with a ph...
Ask an Expert Published: 9/1/2009
Anodic or Cathodic E-Coat?
I recently heard about a company using an anodic E-coat on castings, and that it cures at a much lower temp. If the anodic E-coat takes less energy to cure, why isn’t it more widely used?
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2009
E-coating Over Zinc-Plated Steel?
The print calls for the part to be zinc plated before application of a cathodic epoxy E-coating. The customer apparently feels that the zinc plating will provide an additional level of corrosion protection. However, we have sent requests for quote t...
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2009

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