The Paint industry has been getting increasingly competitive & demanding. Owing to the growing variety of paints, not only special and customer-specific but also small batches of paint for try out or special colors like anniversary editions need to be applied.
This creates a need for a process that enables efficient and quick cleaning of paint lines. The simplest process that fulfills this critical demand is the Pigging process.
What is Pigging?
In the paint industry, Pigging refers to the process of cleaning Paint feed lines using an object known as “pig” to efficiently empty the paint lines with minimum consumption of solvents, either for charging a different colored material or to perform various maintenance operations.
Conventional Vs. Pigging system
Before the development of piggable paint systems, paint shops needed individual lines and systems for each color, but now with the use of the pigging system, we can achieve multiple benefits.
Capital expenditure (CAPEX) is very less since dedicated paint lines are not required.
The system is environmentally friendly as it takes a very less amount of solvent. 99% of flushing is done by the pig, reducing the disposal cost.
The quick color change can be done on dead-end lines also. Requires less space since the different system for different color is not required.
Reduces paint loss during color changes while pushing back the paint to containers for re-use.
Patvin’s Piggable Paint System
Patvin’s innovation in Pigging technology is a unique combination of the Dual/Single Pig systems. It is a modular Paint supply system featuring pigging technology that can be deployed for water and solvent-based paint applications, capable of delivering multiple colours with minimum color change time and a predefined amount of solvent.
Patvin has always contributed to the sustainability of the environment with environmentally friendly innovations. Every solution by Patvin is designed with a special impetus in controlling environmental waste by effective use and recovery of raw materials, also increasing productivity.0