Thermal Stripping

Euro Quality Coatings operate a number of controlled pyrolysis ovens for removing organic materials from paint and powder coating jigs and racks and also from components prior to recoating.

The process involves heating the components to a temperature of 400°C – 500°C over a period of 4-5 hours. Any organic materials present such as powders, paints and varnishes will be removed by this process. The components are then washed off with a power hose.

Inorganic materials such as the titanium dioxide pigment in some paints, glass fibers, sand, etc., cannot be removed by the oven since they are inorganic and will not burn. If present, these inorganic materials either drop off of the parts and into the floor of the furnace, or they may remain behind on the parts themselves as an ash residue. It is generally possible to remove the remaining ash residue by simply wiping or washing it off of the parts after the cleaning cycle is over, as the organic binder holding the material together is removed in the cleaning process. and will not burn. If present, these inorganic materials either drop off of the parts and into the floor of the furnace, or they may remain behind on the parts themselves as an ash residue. It is generally possible to remove the remaining ash residue by simply wiping or washing it off of the parts after the cleaning cycle is over, as the organic binder holding the material together is removed in the cleaning process.