Painting Process Engineering

Choosing the right processes and systems significantly affects a paint shop´s profitability for many years. When conducting planning and optimization tasks, the Department of Coating Systems and Painting Technology implements established calculation and evaluation methods (e.g. the planning and forecasting system CoaTway®). It then checks the processes, system components and painting results in collaboration with the supplier companies concerned.

Today’s demands on existing coating facilities change constantly, e.g. due to new requirements concerning legislation, paints, painting technologies or due to a need to improve efficiency. Painting processes therefore have to be continuously improved if a company wants to keep ahead of the competition.

Our Services:

  • Painting process planning and system design
  • Process optimization
  • Analyses of weak points and coating errors
  • Technology assessments
  • Expert opinions
  • Evaluation and comparison of paints and painting facilities
  • Concepts for integrating in-line painting processes
  • Painting tests and inspection of initial samples
  • Workshops, seminars and in-house training courses

Our laboratories:

We implement test procedures accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.
We attach great importance to the reliability of testing and measuring methods as well as to fulfilling the expectations and demands of our customers.


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Planning painting facilities

For many companies, in order to remain competitive, swift decisions have to be made when planning painting facilities. It is especially important to plan pre-treatment and painting technologies both quickly and reliably.


Tests on coatings and related systems

To safeguard the painting process, all aspects need to be taken into consideration (e.g. from the design and selection of substrate materials, through component manufacture and pre-treatment, right up to application of the paint) as well as target-oriented tests are required.


Avoidance of coating errors

Coating errors cause extensive rework and high reject rates. One of the main ways of avoiding coating errors is to continuously optimize the painting process as well as to analyse any weak points in production.


Painting Process Development

The first impression is crucial. Whether matt or glossy, the finish must be flawless. Behind this desired result is a highly complex process, which must be understood in all its steps and optimally designed in order to meet the high quality requirements of appearance and feel as well as chemical and mechanical properties. Since each painting process has its own specific characteristics, suitable testing methods must be selected to ensure a robust process.