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Saving energy through more effective process technology

The drastic increase in energy prices confronts manufacturers of paints, varnishes, printing inks and coatings with the task of increasing the efficiency of their production processes and reducing energy requirements in order to secure their competitiveness. Compared to conventional processes, modern technologies achieve enormous improvements: Depending on the application, energy requirements can be reduced by up to 90 %. These technologies, such as those offered by ystral, can shorten process times, reduce mill usage, enable cold processing, reduce space requirements, achieve reproducible results, work at the best efficiency point, optimise cleaning processes, and avoid intermediate storage. Learn about 8 crucial techniques that paint and coatings manufacturers can use to reduce the energy requirements of their manufacturing processes and find out how processes are implemented in an energy-efficient manner with technologies from the mixing and dispersion technology specialists at ystral.

Reduce process times
Modern mixing and dispersing technologies can drastically shorten process times - this leads to significantly reduced energy requirements even with a higher power input.
Minimise mill use
Mill use can be significantly reduced using modern dispersion technology - in many applications, subsequent grinding can be eliminated completely.
Enable cold processing
Many processes that previously had to be carried out at high temperatures can be cold-processed by dispersing under high shear and optimised pressure conditions.
Reduce space requirements
For the same output, a modern mixing and dispersing plant requires only 25 % of the building volume that would be needed if conventional technologies were used.
Achieve reproducible results
Reworking of the product - previously common practice in the production of paints and varnishes - is no longer necessary when using modern technologies, and the risk of faulty batches is minimized.
Work at the Best Efficiency Point
Working at maximum efficiency is difficult to achieve with a dissolver, for example, but is easily possible in a closed-loop process with modern mixing and dispersing technology.
Optimise cleaning
By optimising and automating cleaning processes and reducing the size of the plants, the time and thus also the energy required for cleaning can be reduced.
Eliminate interim storage
With effective mixing and dispersing technology, the product can be taken directly to filling without the space- and energy-intensive intermediate storage that is otherwise often necessary.
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Learn more in our online seminar

Online seminar "Saving energy through more effective process engineering" with Dr Hans-Joachim Jacob, Senior Expert Process and Applications at ystral

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Visit us at the ECS in Nuremberg - and secure your free ticket

The energy efficiency of processes for the production of paints and coatings is our focus topic at this year's European Coatings Show (ECS) from 28-30 March 2023 in Nuremberg. Visit us in hall 4 at booth 4-553 and discuss with our experts. We look forward to exchanging ideas with you and would therefore like to give you a free one-day ticket to the European Coatings Show 2023. Our contingent of free tickets for the ECS is limited - so best secure your ticket now!

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A detailed white paper on the 8 levers presented above for a more energy-efficient production of paints, varnishes, printing inks & coatings is currently being implemented. You can already register for the whitepaper. We will then send you the whitepaper free of charge as a PDF by e-mail as soon as it is available.

In this whitepaper you will learn

  • where users need to start in order to reduce the energy demand in their processes
  • How manufacturing processes can be made energy efficient with ystral mixing and dispersing technologies.
  • what savings in time, costs and energy ystral has already been able to realise for manufacturers of paints, inks and coatings
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