A utility boom truck manufacturer was seeking to increase their production throughput while maintaining their high-quality product output. Filament wound fiberglass material was coated with polyester filled putty by hand to fix the microporosity of the fiberglass. Applying the putty by hand was a time-consuming process of approximately one hour per application.
Furthermore, the process was inefficient due to the long application wait-time and the need to sand the putty to achieve a smooth finish. The customer was in need of a solution that would solve their current problems and increase production output.
Spraycore AlphaCoat 1700 sprayable filler was selected as it was proven to provide a fast, easy application.
- The sprayable two-part polyester matrix has a 3-6 minute pot life and achieves a dry to sand in 60-90 minutes that can also be shortened with exposure to heat, minimizing downtime.
- The customer needed to increase throughput of 30-40 units per day was achieved through the superior chemistry of AlphaCoat 1700.
- Alphacoat 1700 helps level uneven surfaces and fill pinholes. It is corrosion resistant and can be easily applied on a variety of substrates.
The fast cure time, extremely fast and easy sanding along with the self-leveling capabilities of Alphacoat 1700 helped increase productivity by 40% within the plant. The highly efficient sprayable solution met the customer needs and generated a higher throughput as compared to their previous production process.