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ENVIROMETAL TECHNOLOGIES


PYM AND WILDSMITH REVIEWED THEIR OPERATIONS AND CHOSE ENVIROMETAL TECHNOLOGIES


Pym and Wildsmith are located in a rural and picturesque location in leafy Staffordshire.


Hidden away, they are one of the


country’s leading trade wet-paint and powder- coating specialists.


Among many other customers, they are an approved main supplier to an ACE market OEM.


Already very efficient and cost effective as demonstrated by their increasing workload (they recently acquired a further 13,000 sq ft of warehouse), Steve Pym decided to review all of their operations to:


1. improve energy efficiency 2. improve corrosion resistance 3. minimise environmental impact


4. reduce labour costs spent on monitoring and maintaining pre-treatment systems


From Solar panels on all roofs, through to energy efficient hand dryers, nothing has escaped their attention.


The innovative Management Team have long pursued environmentally friendly practices, not least because they are simply more efficient and save cost.


Steve approached Barry Doherty and Richard Day of Enviromental Technologies Limited about their Toran 3 product.


Toran 3 is a unique product which, like the whole Envirometal range, degreases and polymer-coats all metals in one, unheated stage. Toran 3 is specifically aimed at customers who powder coat their products as it gives up to and beyond 1,000 hours of salt-spray corrosion proofing (trials must be carried out on the customer’s own products).


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Features of Toran 3 are:- No heat, no water, no waste, no titration and virtually no emissions.


Independent salt spray trials were carried out which achieved Steve’s requirements.


Pym & Wildsmith’s existing heated, water-


based multi- stage pre- treatment


“batch processor” cost over £20,000 per annum to run and couldn’t match Toran 3’s corrosion proofing. Hours were spent every day in managing the chemical baths, rinses, heating etc, together with regular, expensive disposal of


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waste water and sludge. It also had a limited capacity, slow process time and limited load capacity in terms of weight, which was a problem due to the large products they can handle.


Envirometal Technologies’ products are applied through dip or spray. Spray systems can be used in EcoJet batch processors or conveyorised spray-tunnels.


EcoJets, Dip tanks and spray tunnels are unheated and bespoke to the customer’s exact requirements. They have no rinse cycle, or waste to dispose of. There is no sludge as the oil and grease is dissolved off the metal and re-integrated as part of the polymer. There is no titration or other maintenance. Just top up the Toran 3 level as it is used and change the filter once a month.


Cost savings are huge.


Currently Pym & Wildsmith shot blast many products prior to phosphating and then need to paint quickly to avoid flash rust.


Before they changed to Toran 3, as they work to a “just in time” process for their clients, sometimes the orders change at short notice and a batch which had been blasted, phosphated and was due to be painted is delayed in favour of another batch, which prevents painting of the first batch – meaning that when the original batch is required later, it has to be blasted and phosphated again in order to paint it.


In contrast, once treated with Toran 3 and dried, the delayed batch can be stored inside for days or months without rusting, and painted later.


Due to the size and weight of many of their products, Steve Pym and Envirometal came up with a design for the new EcoJet batch processor which can be loaded using the fork lift trucks with which all products are handled at their site. Thus once loaded onto a stillage the parts are lifted into the EcoJet, processed, then taken out, dried and painted, all on the original stillage.


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