Surface protection for electric appliances

One of the largest Egyptian manufacturers of electric equipment, ABB ARAB, faced high costs in the painting operations. The reasons being the large amount of powder waste, the need for considerable maintenance of equipment and the high quantity of rejects due to poor painting quality. To resolve these issues, the company started to seek solutions with its powder coatings supplier, Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings S.A.E., a multinational and global leader in the field. A Chemical Leasing contract was signed in 2008 and resulted in a more efficient use of chemicals and resources. The consumption of powder coating per product area was reduced by 20 %, powder waste was taken back for recycling (zero waste was achieved), energy consumption was reduced, and the frequency of maintenance was cut in half. Direct savings were around $68,000 per year.