Accreditation as ‘Certified Applicator’
With the high quality of TIGER products and the user’s process integration as the starting point, the various processes taking place at the coater’s – from product storage, pre-treatment and powder application to quality assurance and packing – are validated and certified with the aim of achieving maximum integration of the coating product with the powder utilisation. On the basis so created, long-term warranties can then be agreed for individual projects.
Coating thickness measurement
The coating thickness not only affects the cost efficiency of the coated finish, but also influences physical properties such as the protective effect, the mechanical strength, or the fitting accuracy when powder-coated elements are installed.
By performing regular preventive measurements with a curing-oven recorder, we aim to calibrate the curing oven, detect and remedy any weak points in the oven, and identify any creeping temperature drift (risk of insufficient or excessive cross-linking). Flat rate incl. round trip (by car) and test set-up.
Pre-treatment: adhesion to substrate
Proper and correct pre-treatment, as required by the substrate in question, is a crucial precondition for adhesion of the powder-coating. Correct pre-treatment is assured by cross-cut testing on the substrate (as a rapid in-situ test), and by salt spray testing and testing under tropical conditions in the TIGER Lab.
Handling & transport
Another factor influencing the quality of a powder-coating, particularly over a prolonged period, is proper storage and correct handling during in-factory transit. Temperature-sensitive powder coatings require different, more careful storage and handling from standard products. We can accompany you on an inspection tour of your facility to identify potential improvements.
Reduction of surface-related rejects, and process optimisations
We take the time to gain a thorough understanding of the specific issues relating to your surface finishing process. On this foundation, we then join with you to develop a custom coating solution with the aim of making a lasting reduction in your reject rate. We achieve this with e.g. changes in the substrate, new product characteristics, modifying the curing duration or temperature, or – ideally – by eliminating the need for an entire process-step.