What is it Industrial Finishing?
Industrial finishing is any kind of secondary process done to any metal, plastic, wood, ceramic or other material product used in a common market such as automotive, in order to complete the production process and get it ready for use.
The industry that uses the industrial finishing the most is the automotive. These finishes are sprayed on as either liquids or powders. The layers of paintings are usually applied by manufacturers on the assembly line while making a product.
Today, industrial finishing can be use for automotive, welding, electronic and construction industries among others.
A short history of Industrial Finishing
In 1888, physician Dr. Allen DeVilbiss combined a bulb, some tubing and the base of an oil can to create the first atomiser. His invention was aimed to health care use. Two years later, Joseph Binks introduced the first cold-water paint spraying machine.
Some years later, in 1940, Harold Ransburg developed the first electrostatic application system. In the next decades, through research and development, he achieved material transfer efficiency levels of up to 98%, which meant drastic reductions in overspray, VOC emissions, and cost savings.
Today, industrial finishing has improved, bringing safety, cost and time savings and better results.