Pretreatment

Industrial Washers for Pretreatment

The first step to a quality coating is a quality pretreatment. Pretreatment generally consists of a cleaning agent, a rinse cycle and a chemical application to improve the adhesion of a paint or powder coating finish to a metal part. Pretreatment can be done in-line on a conveyorized line or in a batch spray booth.

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The Trimac Legacy

In 1986, Kemac Power Spray Systems was founded to manufacture aqueous (water based) cleaning equipment. Its mission was to solve the growing problem manufacturers were having using solvents to clean their parts. Because of environmental concerns, manufacturers wanted to find a way to maintain the same cleanliness standards but without the generation of hazardous waste from the solvent disposal. Kemac’s designs were to clean parts from precision to industrial applications using water-based cleaning. Kemac being one of the first aqueous parts washer manufacturers, soon had shipped machines worldwide. As the company grew, it also expanded its product range from cabinet designs for batch cleaning to flow through washers for inline applications.