Single-stage pretreatment systems—the future of pretreatment today
Primarily, two types of pretreatment machines are being used in today’s manufacturing environments: traditional aqueous pretreatment processes and single-stage, chemistry-based systems. While traditional pretreatment systems have extensive and proven backgrounds in a variety of process applications, the advancement of single-stage machines has made strong inroads over the past 4 to 5 years. This article is meant to serve as an overview of key areas to consider when implementing a single-stage pretreatment system into your industrial finishing process.
In today’s North American manufacturing environment, organizations are looking at a wide range of variables when considering industrial finishing systems, in particular industrial pretreatment systems. They’re asking these types of questions: “What is available on the market today?” “What is my competition doing?” “How can I reduce both my capital investment and my operating costs?” “What about the ever increasing green economy and other environmental considerations?”