Whether for routine maintenance of hooks, racks, and fixtures or for reclaiming high value reject components, we can provide unique answers to your organic removal needs. Kolene can solve your paint and powder stripping needs with processes that strip cleanly and quickly – we’re experts on removing even the most tenacious organic coatings from a wide variety of metallic substrates.
More than 75 years ago, with the advent of electrostatic painting techniques, Kolene pioneered using molten salts for metal cleaning applications. Kolene quickly adapted molten salts to strip hooks, racks, and fixtures. Painters quickly discovered the benefits of increased transfer efficiencies and reduced rejects with clean racks.
We now have systems that can strip in-line, on-line, and at normal line speeds – providing you with a clean rack every pass without labor or production interruptions. Learn more about how our Kolene® Kontinuous™ in-line stripping can improve your paint line quality and increase productivity by visiting Hook, Rack & Fixture Stripping – Molten Salt.
For those who prefer non-chemical stripping methods, we now offer fluidized bed paint removal systems. Our Scirocco stripping systems are offered in both standard and custom sizes. For more information on fluidized bed systems, please visit Hook, Rack & Fixture Stripping – Fluidized Bed. Controlled pyrolysis ovens for removing organics from tooling are also available. Please see Polymer Removal for additional information about pyrolysis ovens.
If you need to salvage and recoat high value components, consider Kolene® Recover®. We invented Recover, a unique mid-temperature organic fluid that easily removes cured paint, powder, and e-coat from a wide range of metallic substrates. No one likes rejects, but with Recover we can produce a part that’s cleaner than new and recoat ready. For additional information, please visit Reject & Salvage Stripping.
HOOK, RACK & FIXTURE STRIPPING – MOLTEN SALT
Remove 100% of all paints and coatings from your racks and fixtures in seconds, with no ash residue or secondary cleaning required.
HOOK, RACK & FIXTURE STRIPPING – FLUIDIZED BED
Efficiently remove cured paints and powders from fixtures and racks.
REJECT & SALVAGE STRIPPING
The Kolene® Recover® process provides a unique system for efficiently removing a variety of organic coatings from metal substrates providing a stripped surface ready for rework. The process does not damage or dull substrate surfaces, preserving metallurgical properties for subsequent processing.