Everbrite Powder Coating

Everbrite Powder Coating

Durable, more efficient and environmentally friendly.

The Environment:

Powder coating is a dry finishing process that has become extremely popular since its introduction in North America over 40 years ago. A growing number of product specifications request powder coatings because of its high-quality and durable finish. Manufacturers enjoy the powder coating process as it allows for maximized production, improved efficiencies and simplified environmental compliance.

Used for functional, protective and decorative finishes, powder coatings are available in nearly a limitless range of colors and textures with excellent performance properties. In addition to being the more durable and attractive choice, powder coating is also better for our environment. Powder coating eliminates the air and water pollutants typically produced by wet/solvent paint lines. As an added bonus, working conditions are cleaner and healthier.

Challenge:

Our need is to provide our clients with a durable and consistent quality finish that is safe for operators and the environment.

Solution:

Everbrite started to transition over to powder coating over ten years ago. We initially started with a dip system for cleaning parts and retrofitted a liquid paint booth and oven. In 2008, Everbrite invested in a new five- stage wash system, commercial powder coat oven and a spray-to-waste powder booth. This system offered some efficiencies since it increased production and reduced the number of operators. However the spray-to-waste powder booth system created a few additional challenges, such as powder migration, cross contamination and long changeover times.

In 2012, Everbrite proudly installed a state-of-the-art Nordson Powder Coating and Recovery System. This new system delivers quick color changes with a high system efficiency, optimum airflow and maximum powder utilization to meet our lean manufacturing system environment. This system also reduces the possibility of cross contamination and makes routine booth cleanings quick and easy. Unused powder can be reclaimed and returned to a hopper for recirculation through the system, with a minimal amount of waste.

This powder coating system offers the most complete solution to our painting dilemmas. It eliminates the issues related to solvent emissions and solid wastes. More than that, powders produce superior finishes practically and economically. Lastly, powder coating conserves precious energy throughout its process.

At the time of install, Everbrite is proud to be the only signage supplier in the USA with this state-of-the-art system that allows us to provide our clients with a quality, durable powder coated finish that they can feel good about.

Testimonial

"Everbrite's new powder coating line not only provides a better quality finish and durability for our products, it is better for the operator, the environment and is more reliable. Everybody wins!"

Joe Toelle, South Milwaukee Plant Manager