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RE: cryogenic stripping of powder coated hooks and racks

Induction or direct resistance heating would be fairly efficient means
of heating (just the surface is possible) the hooks and racks to pop the
paint off if they are made with conductive material and have the right
geometry.  See the TVA IWR publications page on the web:


The best source reduction way is to make the hooks and other areas
exposed to the paint out of plastic that the paint does not stick to.
Usually Teflon or polyurethane but sometimes polyethylene works.
Coating the exposed areas can work but is sometimes difficult to apply
and maintain.

>From: 	tgreiner@tiac.net[SMTP:tgreiner@tiac.net]
>Sent: 	Wednesday, September 03, 1997 4:19 PM
>To: 	p2tech@great-lakes.net
>Subject: 	cryogenic stripping of powder coated hooks and racks
>I am looking for information regarding the costs and benefits of removing
>powder coatings from hooks and racks using a burn-off oven versus
>cryogenic/mechanical stripping?  As I understand it, the burn off process
>can be expensive from an energy standpoint.  Does anyone have other
>information regading operating and capital costs of these two types of
>stripping approaches?  As far as I can see, cryogenic stripping follow by
>some type of mechanical removal process (blasting, tumbling, whatever) would
>appear to be environmentally preferable to a burn-off oven.
>I searched P2 tech and the WWW but did not find this type of detailed info.  
>Tim Greiner
>PS:  Check out a new search engine called at www.northernlight.com -- they
>have a number of proprietary trade journal articles on the site that are
>available free until September 11th.  I found lots of coatings related
>articles in my searches there.  Furthermore, the way they presented thier
>search results in folders was very helpful.
>Timothy J. Greiner 
>Greiner Environmental
>2 Emily Lane
>Gloucester, MA  01930
>tel:  508-525-2214
>fax:  508-525-2247