Consistent mix quality reduces labor time and increases efficiency while reducing waste
Sulzer Mixpac USA Inc., the leading innovator of 2-component adhesive dispensing systems, announces that its MIXPAC™ MixCoat™ Flex and MixCoat™ Spray cartridge-based 2-component dispensing systems are ideal for touch-up and repair work of weld seams and difficult to reach areas on Navy ships. With their consistent mix quality, the systems reduce labor time and increase efficiency by decreasing the need for hand painting.
Naval vessels at sea are constantly exposed to a harsh environment, including salt water, rain, hail, and extreme heat and cold. Sailors battle the elements with a routine of daily shipboard maintenance including painting, touch-ups, and repairs.
Historically touch-up paint solutions involve time consuming and inaccurate hand mixing and frequently result in surplus unused mixed paint that must be disposed of. With the MixCoat™ Flex and MixCoat™ Spray cartridge-based systems, materials are more easily stored and dispensed. The proper ratio is dispensed into the static mixer, so it can be consistently mixed, and cartridges can be resealed and stored for later use, so nothing goes to waste
MixCoat™ Flex is a great choice for Naval coating applications in areas with limited accessibility for standard spray equipment. It offers maximum flexibility to reach into tight and angled spaces, like tanks and bilges, and in an around tight areas for weld seams, eye beams, nuts, bolts, and rivets. The hose enables workers to spray all these angles and tough to reach areas instead of painting them by hand with a brush. The MixCoat™ Flex allows tasks to be completed sooner and offers a consistent and superior mix quality.
Also useful is the MixCoat™ Spray model, a portable pneumatic dispensing system designed for small volume applications, touch-up, and repairs. Unlike large and expensive plural component spray equipment that is difficult to transport, the MixCoat™ Spray system is extremely lightweight and maneuverable. The MixCoat™ Spray system offers an added benefit in that it is fast and easy to assemble, clean up and break down, so users lose very little time for the maintenance cycle.
Using MIXPAC™ MixCoat™ Flex and MixCoat™ Spray cartridge-based 2-component dispensing systems provides the Navy with an excellent and economical option to reduce its hazardous waste stream and the cost of waste disposal for excess unmixed paint, especially for weld seams and tough to reach areas.
About Sulzer Mixpac:
Sulzer Mixpac AG is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of products and services for liquid application and mixing technology. Our customers benefit from advanced solutions for precise applications as well as one- and two-component mixing and dispensing systems. Our global network ensures local knowledge and expertise. Each year Sulzer invests 7% of its revenue in research and development and brings an average of 15 new products to market. It has over 1,000 registered patents and has obtained numerous international certifications.