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Filtration in Paints & Coatings Production

For many years, manufacturers of paint and coating products have relied on 3M Purification filtration systems to ensure the efficient and consistent production of superior products. From household paints to the highest quality automotive finishes, through to the finest inks and high capacity magnetic coatings, 3M Purification provides the ultimate solution to challenging applications in filtration of paints and coatings including automotive paint filtration, filtration in resin production and filtration in ink jet production and printing.

Paints & Coatings

3M Purification is a key provider of separations equipment to the paints and coatings markets, from the preparation of the raw materials, to the production processes and right through to the point of delivery and application of the coatings. It is not only the range of products that we bring to the market which differentiates our offering, but also the way we engineer our filters to offer value added solutions into our customers processes.

3M Purification focuses on delivering installations which optimize the total cost of filtration by maximizing filter life whilst maintaining a consistent level of performance. This ensures that our customers can attain their demanding quality specifications whilst reducing production downtime, product scrap / re-work levels, generated waste, and energy consumption rates.

Our in-region experienced Sales and Engineering staff are happy to assist in supplying the solution best suited to your needs, whether that be from our range of depth filter cartridges ( 3M™ Betapure™ AU, 3M™ Micro-Klean™ RB or 3M™ Micro-Klean™ RT), pleated filters ( 3M™ 700 series) or bag cartridges and filters ( 3M™ DF System or 3M™ NB series). In addition to the proprietary filter cartridges, 3M Purification can supply all the necessary purpose designed hardware required, including our enclosed filter system ( CUNO™ CTG series).

Housings applicable for this solution are : 3M™ CT Housings, 3M™ CT Brass Housings, 3M™ DF Housings, 3M™ DS Housings, 3M™ ME Housings, 3M™ WTB Housings and 3M™ WTC Housings.

Automotive Paints

From the production processes of the automotive paint, to each of the preparation steps of the car body and through to the application of the coating layers, 3M purification has established itself as a recognized provider of separations equipment to the automotive production market.

Whether it’s in the paint manufacturing process to meet the exacting standards for reproducibly high quality paints and coatings, or at the car production plant where the car bodies undergo a series of preparation stages from the initial Phosphate wash through to the application of the final Clearcoat, 3M have proprietary filter products that can improve the quality and efficiency of the process.

In the production an application of the coatings we recommend one of our classifying grades of 3M™ Betapure™ AU to ensure the delivery of the coating as intended. During the wash and Electrodeposition processes we have positive experience of employing our 3M™ DF System or 3M™ NB series series bag filters for superior performance. In addition when needed 3M Purification have high oil capacity absorbance filters to deal with periodic build up of tramp oil whilst minimizing any bacterial presence in the baths 3M™ 100 Series.

Resin Production

As a base chemical used in the preparation of a full spectrum of coating products, the resin production facilities rely heavily of consistently high levels of filtration to ensure the quality of their products.

Many serious end-user film defects can be caused by the presence of hard resin particles, residual metal catalysts or fibres. Similarly, haze presence in a resin which reduces the distinctness of image can be a problem in transparent coatings.

3M Purification supplies many of the key resin producers on a global basis with filtration solutions to ensure the effective removal and retention of any unwanted contaminants from the resins hence ensuring that the customers maintain their high level of production quality. Typically we supply the resin plants with our depth filter products such as 3M™ Betapure™ AU, 3M™ Betapure™ BK, often in a self enclosed system CUNO™ CTG series to further enhance the operations of the customers plant.

Ink Jet Production and Printing

From the production of ink formulations to their appliance onto the intended substrate, 3M Purification have process enhancing filter solutions to ensure a consistent quality of the ink.

Whether it be an aqueous dye based or non-aqueous pigment based ink 3M Purifications filters perform to effectively remove any contaminant or out of tolerance particles that would impair the performance of the ink during the printing process. The applications can require multiple filtration stages to ensure the highest quality is achieved and maintained.

3M Purification has a full range of filters and filter formats to meet the demands of the market with its depth ( 3M™ Betapure™ NT-TE) and membrane filters ( 3M™ Betafine™ XL).

To discuss any of these applications or your specific requirements with one of our trained technicians contact us