Reaction Injection Molding (RIM)
We spent many years researching, developing, experimenting, and racking up countless hours of overtime to marry premium injection molding with top-quality Votteler PURIFLOW® coating. Today we’re the owners – extremely proud owners – of one of the most advanced RIM systems in the world and have the ability to apply our coatings to plastic injection-molded parts in a single operation. At the end of the process, the finished, coated part is ejected – class A surfaces off the tool. For very special design requirements, we can create impressive surface finishes during the process – from a wide variety of colors to tactile experiences such as soft leather textures or brushed aluminum to stunning 3D effects. Also worth mentioning is the self-healing effect of the coated surface thanks to REFLOW.
The RIM method is becoming increasingly popular, especially in the automotive industry. But RIM can also improve surface quality and significantly increase profitability in many other areas. One look inside Votteler’s RIM Technology Center.
Industrial and manual coatings are most frequently applied to the surface to be treated via a spraying process. The appeal and technological relevance of spray coating lies in its wide range of applications and the ability to quickly and easily switch coatings.
The solvent-borne or waterborne coatings can be applied using a variety of application systems. As a result, it’s possible to achieve high-quality finishes that – in line with the customer's needs – can cover the surface with a solid color, be highly resistant, have a rustic appearance, be positive, porous, or much, much more.
Coating by rolling is an efficient technology for coating flat and two-dimensional workpieces. Extremely short drying times can be achieved by using coating systems that feature UV curing.
DThis makes it possible to rapidly continue processing the workpieces – like grinding or stacking them, for example. Small amounts of coating applied loss-free combined with a high system feed rate ensure that throughput is extremely high, making the rolling process one of the most cost-effective coating methods available.
Rolled surfaces have an extremely attractive finish with excellent chemical and mechanical resistance.