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PRE-TREATMENT, SURFACE PREPARATION, DEGREASING & CLEANING Metavate Propels the Future of Manufacturing Processes Experts in metal pre- treatment processes, Envirometal Technologies, have undergone a major rebrand and are excited to launch their new identity: Metavate. The new brand name ‘Metavate’ directly refers to their innovative multi-metal pre-treatment processes and passivation. Metavate offer ingenious technologies that enhance inefficient, expensive aspects of the manufacturing process. The rebrand follows a series of successful installations and impressive salt spray test results; recording the first signs of corrosion after an average of 1,000 hours. Their ‘future of pre-treatment’ process has been proven to save organisations money on production, energy and labour and - by speeding up throughput - boost capacity and help serve customers more competitively. Metavate’s Plaforization™ process degreases, cleans, polymerises and prepares all metal in just one step with no waste, heat or water required. What’s more, the treatment times start at just 90 seconds and treated metal is immediately protected against flash rust without the need for painting immediately. In fact, it takes up to 6 months before treated metal starts to rust prior to painting. This allows manufacturers to treat and store metal for several months before the need to paint. A feature which has proven invaluable to many of their customers. This single-stage pre-treatment process offers a faster, easier, greener and more affordable alternative to labour-intensive phosphating, which can take up to seven steps and leaves metal vulnerable to flash rust unless immediately painted. Customers of Metavate have found massive rewards in utilising Plaforization™ processes, one customer said; “We were sceptical at the start, it sounded too good to be true, but after we had the test results back it did just what they said it would. Since then we’ve seen lots of benefits - resolved storage issues, reduced utility costs, reduced water usage, carbon footprint and our production time. We’ve been really impressed.” In light of recent legislation changes, such as the Water Supply and Regulations Guide Enforcement Policy of March 2017, Metavate’s processes align with plans to minimise water wastage and promote efficient water usage. These revolutionary solutions also align with the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy - a movement that promotes investment into research and innovation in energy, resource and process efficiency as well as supporting innovative energy technologies and processes. From furniture and appliances to automotive components and agricultural machinery - Metavate enables clients to look beyond traditional manufacturing standards and implement more sustainable, cost-effective and efficient processes for the future. Telephone: +44 (0) 1926 494 126 Email: Visit: Shot Blasting and Degreasing – now also Automatic for Pressure Blasting Cost-effective shot blasting and simultaneous degreasing for pre- treatment and cleaning of metal surfaces has been standard practice for wheel blast systems for several years. At SurfaceWorld 2018, PantaTec is currently exhibiting its further development of the INJECTO 05 automatic dosing unit, which now also allows the continuous and reliable supply of cleaning additive to blasting 142 chambers using compressed air blasting systems. blasting jet, relocating the workpiece, or reloading the empty vessel, etc. As with recognised practice, a cleaning additive is simply and directly added to the blasting media. The additive takes over the degreasing function and is then removed from the process via the normal dust extraction of the blasting system. In practical terms, the structural design and normal operating runs of compressed air blasting systems vary significantly. As a result, up till now, it has not been possible to create a suitable, standardised connection between the blasting machine and the metering device. Furthermore, it is essential to have an electrical signal from the blasting machine to turn the dispenser ON and OFF. As usual, an automatic dosing unit ensures process reliability when using the PantaTec process, but to date this has almost exclusively been applied to wheel blasters. So far, automation of pressure blast systems has only occurred to a very limited extent, if at all. In manual blasting, frequent interruptions in the blasting process are normal, for example when changing the position of the SHOW GUIDE - AUGUST 2018 The introduction and mixing of the additive in sufficient quantity also require a continuous flow of the blasting agent in the storage hopper above the blasting pots. twitter: @surfaceworldmag