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Trans-ACC Innovates with Plastisol: Advancing Flexible, Durable Solutions

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As described on Wikipedia in the article “Plastisol,” plastisol is a colloidal dispersion of small polymer particles, typically polyvinyl chloride (PVC), in a liquid plasticizer. Upon heating to approximately 180 °C (356 °F), these plastic particles absorb the plasticizer, causing them to swell and fuse together, resulting in a viscous gel. Upon cooling below 60 °C (140 °F), it transforms into a flexible, permanently plasticized solid product through a process known as ‘curing’.

At the forefront of utilizing plastisol technology to innovate product manufacturing processes stands a company. Plastisol offers excellent compatibility with pigments and dyes, enabling the creation of brightly colored finished products. In its liquid state before curing, plastisol can be easily poured into molds, used for dip-coatings, or employed as textile ink for screen-printing. Once cured, it exhibits a flexible, rubbery consistency, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, including coatings for outdoor use such as roofs and furniture, as well as grips for tools.

The commitment to innovation and adaptability is evident in the utilization of plastisol technology, offering flexible and durable solutions for various industries. By leveraging the versatility of plastisol, continues to push the boundaries of product manufacturing, delivering high-quality, customizable solutions to meet the evolving needs of its customers.

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Trans-ACC: Powder Coating Evolution Leads the Smarter, Faster, and Connected Era

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As reported by Products Finishing in their article “Powder Coating 4.0: Smarter, Faster, More Efficient and Connected,” the tools of lean manufacturing and Industry 4.0 are reshaping the powder coating segment, facilitating increased equipment connectivity and enhanced process control. This evolution enables manufacturers to collect, analyze, and visualize data more effectively, facilitating comparisons between present and past process cycles and aiding in achieving production goals. This advancement is crucial for identifying and clearing bottlenecks, reducing energy and water usage, enhancing throughput, and improving process efficiency amid mounting pressures to control costs, adopt eco-friendly technologies, reduce carbon footprint, and enhance quality.

One notable contributor to this advancement is its Industrial Coatings Systems Division in Westlake, Ohio. It is globally renowned for its application and curing equipment for powder coating and liquid spray painting across various sectors including automotive, mining, agriculture, architecture, furniture, and marine industries.

Being an early leader in powder coating, it offers a wide array of manual and automatic equipment, including venturi and high-density/low-velocity (HDLV) pumps, advanced electrostatic controls capable of managing nano-currents with precision, and spray systems facilitating rapid color changes. Moreover, its equipment is Industry 4.0 compliant, incorporating smart elements for adaptive control and data collection, recording, and monitoring. This enables enhanced quality and process control, along with remote troubleshooting capabilities. Notably, all equipment complies with global standards, ensuring versatility across various geographic locations.

At the forefront of this powder coating evolution stands a company, leveraging Industry 4.0 principles to drive efficiency, connectivity, and sustainability in the powder coating industry.

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