KENOSHA, Wis., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sherwin-Williams recently released a case study describing how the company utilized the products and services from Filtration Group to troubleshoot the overspray efficiency issues for a name brand guitar manufacturer. As a trusted Sherwin-Williams ProVisions partner, Filtration Group's Finishing division delivers a diverse range of products covering industrial finishing applications. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161101/434770 The primary objective of the guitar manufacturer was to better manage airflow and quality in their finishing operation. However, they faced two major issues. Firstly, due to excessive paint overspray in the process, the operators were replacing the filters too frequently. Secondly, the local vendor was not able to deliver the required technical and field support. Sherwin-Williams supplied the polyester undercoat sealer to the process, and Filtration Group was asked to troubleshoot the overspray efficiency issue on a trial basis. After a thorough evaluation of the existing filter samples, Filtration Group recommended the use of different types of filters to achieve the desired efficiency. A three-month long trial run with Filtration Group products was conducted using a set of cube filters, panel filters, and customized blankets. The team made plans to organize the stocking and timely delivery of the complete filtration solution on a monthly basis. The blankets were changed six times a day per booth. The panel filters were replaced every five to seven days. Whereas, the cube filters were changed once a month. This trial run was extremely successful in terms of reliability and performance. The trial of products from Filtration Group yielded high efficiency as per the requirement of the client.
Capture efficiency went up by 20%
The fallout rate came down to 1-2% (3% being the customer's maximum)
Order turnaround within two to three weeks of the monthly order from Sherwin-Williams
Thanks to the efforts of Sherwin-Williams and Filtration Group, the guitar manufacturer has given them the opportunity to test additional products in their manufacturing facility.