Development of Recycling Technology for Water-Borne Paint - Development/Practical use of Recyclable Paint for Parts - 2001-01-0361
The transfer efficiency for painting processes utilizing water-borne materials is low, and the residual paint is disposed of as waste. In this study, we focused on a recycling system to collect and dissolve the paint over-spray in the booth water, and to concentrate and regenerate it by means of an ultra filter (UF). Paint adaptable to the recycling system has been developed by providing compatibility between the high hydrophilicity of liquid paint and the high hydrophobicity of the paint film, in order to ensure the recyclability and the high anti-corrosion performance required of paint on automobile underbody parts. This recycling technology is used in an actual propeller shaft painting process and provides large waste reduction and a decrease in painting cost.