Over the last six weeks, the new paint spray booth has been installed, tested and commissioned at Trimline’s Southampton premises and the official handover has now taken place between Trimline’s chairman Gary Oliver and Junair’s director Steven Wood.
‘We have noticed that over the last few years, cruise lines are increasingly requesting superior finishes that were normally only ever seen on our super yacht work. While our experienced sprayers have been able to meet their demands to date, we see this as a growing trend and with the new state-of-the-art spray booth, we are able to meet those increasing requests and offer a more superior paint finish, whilst reducing energy consumption,’ said Oliver.
Junair’s Wood explained about the booth’s energy efficiencies. ‘The QADS (advanced auxiliary air movement system) alone reduce a typical process time by about 35% and allows a lower air temperature because the air is agitated, and solvents/moisture is drawn out of the painted items more effectively.’
Variable speed drives further allow the fan speed to be adjusted and therefore the airflow. ‘When combined with QADS, the energy savings increase to around 65%, compared to a standard booth,’ Wood said.