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ALIT Technologies S.p.A will Attend PaintExpo 2024

We are happy to share that ipcm®International Paint&Coating Magazine also talked about our upcoming participation at PaintExpo 2024.

Come to visit us at PaintExpo, stand 2446, hall 2.

Learn more here.

ALIT Technologies Presented the New Industrial Masking Brand MAS-KING

In its latest issue, ipcm International Paint&Coating Magazine told about the new brand of ALIT Technologies: Mas-King, the ally that offers solutions for industrial masking.

Find out more by reading the full article.

Perspectives and Trends in the Future of Paint Stripping

The paint stripping of metal parts requires increasingly sustainable, safe, and efficient processes. ALIT Technologies is at the forefront of offering advanced answers and innovative solutions to meet future challenges.

The metal surface treatment market in general and, more specifically, the chemical paint stripping sector are undergoing a significant transformation, with an increasing demand for cheaper but at the same time more efficient products. Traditional requirements persist but new trends are developing, driven by the need to minimise the toxicity of chemicals and improve the safety of plants, equipping them with the most advanced and efficient technological devices and tools.

Trends in the field of chemical paint stripping

The chemical paint stripping market is increasingly moving away from products containing methylene chloride and N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), which are well known for their high toxicity. Wherever possible, customers tend to opt for water-based paint strippers, such as METALSTRIP 2011 from ALIT Technologies. If, on the other hand, the specific technical conditions, such as the type of metal substrate or paint, do not allow for the use of water-based paint stripping agents, the products must be formulated with a 100% organic base. In these cases, too, chemicals with a low environmental and toxicological impact are preferred, such as the METALSTRIP 136 series from ALIT Technologies. For example, METALSTRIP 1365, an organic-based paint stripper for medium-temperature applications, is particularly appreciated by customers looking for an excellent compromise between paint stripping performance, bath filterability, and low environmental and toxicological impact.

All the mentioned products have a working temperature between 45 and 75 °C. This implicitly indicates that the market is moving away from paint stripping processes conducted at room temperature with hazardous NMP or methylene chloride-based chemicals and towards medium-temperature processes using more sustainable chemistry. Indeed, a higher temperature improves process efficiency and allows utilising formulations with raw materials that are less hazardous to the operator and the environment.

Challenges and opportunities in the field of in-line chemical paint stripping

In-line paint stripping is a process carried out within a coating line to enable the hooks and frames required for hanging the components to be paint-stripped without removing them from the overhead conveyor. After workpiece unloading, the hooks and increasingly often the frames are led through a paint stripping tank while still hanging on the overhead conveyor, in order to go back to the line clean, free of any traces of paint, and ready for a new coating cycle.

With the increasingly widespread use of loading and unloading robots in coating lines, in-line paint stripping is also becoming more and more crucial to ensure the proper functioning of the robots themselves, as frames that have not been perfectly paint-stripped can compromise these machines’ performance degree, thus damaging the coated parts and even slowing down or stopping the workflow – all of which results in significant losses of turnover for the coating lines. Paint stripping quality thus becomes key to the efficiency of the entire process. Whereas in the past clean hooks were mainly needed to ensure good electrical contact between the parts to be painted and the line itself, now the optimisation of the unloading robots’ operation is an equally important factor. Clean frames guarantee all of this – and in-line chemical paint stripping plants are the means to meet such requirements.

ALIT Technologies’ key role in the paint stripping industry

ALIT Technologies operates at the very heart of these transformations, offering a comprehensive range of solutions to meet evolving market needs. Among its services, it conducts paint stripping laboratory tests, provides detailed chemical and engineering reports, and offers complete solutions in terms of both in-line paint stripping systems and related chemicals.

In summary, the paint stripping industry is moving in a more sustainable, safe, and efficient direction – and ALIT is at the forefront in offering advanced answers and innovative solutions to meet future challenges.

n.7 March 2024

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The seventh issue of ALIT Magazine is finally out!

Our aptitude for big projects has given life to the richest edition of our house-organ and we are happy to present it to you today.

As always, within this issue you will find several case studies that we think are useful for understanding the functioning and effectiveness of our products.

In particular, we wrote an article which shows an application case of CLARIS 9346MB, our additive which has allowed the Portuguese company Extrusal, specialized in the extrusion of aluminium profiles, to double the life of the alkaline solution used in the cleaning tank of the moulds.

Another case study tells the story of the Multi-Tank paint stripping process implemented in a company – Sabiana – producing air conditioning equipment which, thanks to the technology provided by ALIT Technologies, has obtained various advantages in terms of quality and costs.

Inside the Magazine there are two important news relating to the growth of the company: ALIT Technologies has become a joint-stock company and has launched a new brand – Mas-King – specialized in the manufacturing of masking equipment for the painting industry.

Furthermore, the company obtained, during 2023, two certifications, which we wanted to talk about in the Magazine. These testify to ALIT’s commitment to the continuous implementation of cutting-edge technologies.

As for automation, we would like to present you “packaGINA”, a completely automatic system for filling tanks with chemical products, positioning the lid, closing it and applying labels.

The seventh issue could not miss the section dedicated to new arrivals in the ALIT family and to those who are celebrating five years in the team.

What else? We look forward to meeting you during 2024 at two important international fairs: PaintExpo and Aluminium!

What is told in the magazine represents tangible proof of our continuous commitment to growth and improvement. Enthusiastic about a bright future and the new goals that await us, we thank you for the precious collaboration and for the trust you place in us. Continue to follow us for further news!

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