The use of Onto in Polkima’s production process will reduce surface preparation time by 90%, speeding up this part of the production process 10-fold, leading to cost savings as well as faster processing and improved quality.
Polkima is a turkish manufacturer of composite components for commercial vehicles and off-highway vehicles OEM’s, and an innovator in production methods and processes. Polkima will implement the use of Onto in surface preparation for the painting of composite components initially for commercial vehicles.
Jon-Paul Griffiths, Oxford Advanced Surfaces Managing Director, said:
“This Supply Agreement demonstrates a significant step forward in the continued commercialisation of our Onto surface treatment technology into volume manufacturing and transportation. We welcome the opportunity to partner with Polkima and we look forward to developing the relationship further.”
By removing the need for sanding or abrasion, Onto eradicates dust contamination and provides a healthier environment for the workforce, as well as removing the hazards associated with hand-arm vibration. Onto is also free of harmful aromatic hydrocarbons and other similar chemicals. Benefits are:
> Increases productivity
> No specialist equipment
> Reduces manual labour
> No substrate damage
> Dust free
> Less waste
The unique patented technology of Onto has already been proven in demanding applications in automotive, transportation, motorsport, defense and sporting goods, and is specifically designed to exploit the maximum potential of modern materials. It provides a practical approach to surface preparation that reduces processing time, reduces cost, improves adhesion, and is easily repeatable.
Anthony Gallia, Polkima Chairman, said:
“Onto will enable us to reduce the labour time required to prepare parts for painting by 90%, with a huge cost saving. This allows a significant productivity improvement in our ability to paint composite parts.”
Onto removes all the current issues with surface preparation with a simple process that works for composites and a wide range of engineering plastics.
Companies: Oxford Advanced Surfaces