THE BUSINESS OF VISCOSITY BLOG



5 Benefits of Using Waterborne Paint for Automotive Coating

Posted by Mike Bonner

Aug 10, 2017 8:16:00 AM

Are you still using solvent-based paint in your automotive paint process? Many coating manufacturers around the globe have already made the switch to waterborne paints. Wonder why?

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Topics: paint and coating

6 Tips to Avoid Failure in Paint Robotic Programming

Posted by Mike Bonner

Aug 8, 2017 1:38:00 AM

Painting robots can make your processes more efficient, more accurate, and faster, but only if you take steps to avoid common failures that can lower productivity and throughput. There are some common problems that paint people experience with robotic programming, so today we’re going to go over six tips to help you avoid these problems.

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Topics: painting

5 Ways to Improve Your Packaging Recovery Rate

Posted by Rob Gladstone

Aug 3, 2017 8:33:00 AM

As the cost of virgin materials continues to increase, packaging recovery has never been as important as it is today. But recovery is also vital from a sustainability and environmental standpoint as well because more and more end consumers are looking for eco-friendly packaging that’s made from recycled materials, that is itself recyclable. For any packaging company looking to cut costs and improve sustainability practices, here are five ways you can improve packaging recovery rates.

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Topics: sustainability

Why Viscosity Matters in Auto Manufacturing

Posted by Mike Bonner

Aug 1, 2017 1:03:00 PM

You just hit the open road. You see the sunlight reflecting off the hood of your car. You press the pedal down and as your car accelerates, you think to yourself, “Thank you, viscosity, for making this all possible.”

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Topics: paint and coating

4 Common Automotive Paint Problems and Solutions

Posted by Mike Bonner

Jul 27, 2017 1:59:00 PM

As an auto manufacturer, there are few problems that are more frustrating than stopping the production process due to issues with paint and coating application. Seeing defects pop up in the vehicle’s finish are particularly discouraging because they can be prevented with the right solutions.

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Topics: paint and coating

8 Reasons Sustainable Packaging Will Continue To Grow

Posted by James Dulong

Jul 25, 2017 8:32:00 AM

Over the years, it has become clear that sustainability in packaging is a concern that’s here to stay. In fact, the market for sustainable packaging is expected to be worth $244 billion within the next few years, and some sources estimate that it will supersede costs and other factors to become the number one challenge for companies over the next decade. So with that in mind, here are eight reasons why the sustainable packaging industry is only going to keep growing.

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Topics: sustainability

2017 Finishing Industry Economic Forecast

Posted by Rob Gladstone

Jul 20, 2017 1:30:00 PM

We know how much the finishing industry is influenced by other sectors, and how volatile business can be depending on the economic state of other industries. For that reason, it’s important to stay apprised of economic forecasts in related areas, because this is a great way to get an idea of what business will be like for the coming years. So without further ado, here's a brief overview of the economic forecast for the finishing industry in 2017.

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Topics: painting

10 Troubleshooting Tips for Gravure Printing

Posted by James Dulong

Jul 18, 2017 1:32:00 PM

We know you love your gravure printing, but let’s face it: sometimes you encounter issues, and you just don’t know how to fix them. And that’s why today we’re going to go over 10 of the most common problems people experience with gravure, and what you can do to fix them.

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How Saint Clair Systems Made Sealer Behave

Posted by Mike Bonner

Jul 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Saint Clair Systems has been a leader in fluid process control systems and viscosity control for nearly three decades, and in that time they’ve managed to revolutionized the industry and change the future of manufacturing operations. Most recently, Saint Clair tackled a sealer dispensing issue at Tata Motors in India, and today we’re going to tell you a little bit about our most recent feat and how we got to where we are today.

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Topics: Temperature control, Saint Clair Systems, Point of Application, painting

5 Tips to Master the Skills of Reducing Automotive Paint Overspray

Posted by Mike Bonner

Jul 11, 2017 1:05:00 PM

Automotive paint overspray happens when paint doesn’t land on the target, and this wastes precious time and paint, on top of making the booth dirty and overworking filters. Worse yet, overspray can actually contribute to finish defects, like orange peel, because the overspray can settle on painted parts and cause problems. Fortunately, there are ways you can reduce overspray, and today we’re going to go over some tips to help you combat this problem.

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Topics: painting