Research and development at Sulzer Mixpac has been focused on its improving its carbon footprint. As a result the company has produced a two-component cartridge that replaces a significant part of its plastic material with wood fibers. With regard to leakproofness and diffusion properties, this cartridge fulfills the same criteria as the standard plastic version said the company. However, it offers the customer the possibility to differentiate by a "greener" value chain. This serves the trend towards a purchasing decision process which is increasingly influenced by environmental friendly criteria. The 25 milliliter cartridge is the first product from the Green Line product range while others are on the way.
With regards to repair and maintenance work in the area of two-component corrosion protection of ships, pipelines and other steel constructions, the work today is still performed manually for the most part using brushes and rollers. These methods of application are time-consuming and create a high percentage of waste material, especially when applied in areas that are difficult to access. Sulzer Mixpac's new MixCoat Spray and MixCoat Flex coating system with its new spray technology was designed to save costs and reduce labor time combined with minimal waste of material. In addition, the system also includes the advantages of the Mixpac cartridge-based two-component technology including clean storage of two-component materials as well as consistent coating results said the company.
Sulzer Mixpac is exhibiting its products and services for the first time at JEC Composites Europe 2012 in Paris taking place from March 27-29. You can find Sulzer Mixpac in Pavilion 1, Booth No. J73, or on the web at www.sulzerchemtech.com/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-3112.