FreiLacke supplies almost all of the coating materials for Still forklift trucks
The silver and orange Still forklifts are used all over the world in plants, warehouses, forwarding companies and on construction sites – in some cases around the clock. In their day-to-day work, the versatile working machines lift heavy and often abrasive loads. “Because the room to manoeuvre is limited in many places, the vehicle coating must be extremely tough and impact-resistant to sustainably protect surfaces from damage. That is the reason why...
FreiLacke develops compact two-layer system for commercial vehicles
Commercial vehicles are exposed to all kinds of weather conditions: When used outdoors, especially their surfaces must be able to withstand harsh mechanical stress and dirt, as well as grit, frost, hail and UV rays. The vehicle’s surfaces must be well-protected for it to be able to function reliably in the long term. This calls for coating systems that provide a...
System coatings in the flow of forces of screw connections
In the future, can high-strength screw connections with completely coated components be reliably implemented without extensive and expensive masking? Together with the screw connections research group of the faculty for mechanical engineering and process engineering at Offenburg University, FreiLacke has been...
FreiLacke develops anti-microbial paint with physical active ingredients that do not fall within the scope of the Biocides Regulation.
Antimicrobial paints effectively protect surfaces against germs and bacteria. They sustainably reduce the growth of and risk of infection from microorganisms by incapacitating or killing off such organisms. As a result, they improve hygiene in hospitals, care homes, communal dining rooms and public facilities. Moreover, contact points such as door handles, banisters, light switches, grab handles on public transport and...
Use of a coordinated powder coating on metal surfaces and a water-soluble 2C polyurethane coating on plastic surfaces
ritterwerk GmbH was founded by Franz Ritter in 1905, and has been developing and manufacturing standalone and integrated home appliances to simplify everyday kitchen tasks ever since. The long-established Bavarian company is well known as a German producer of household appliances that specialises in all-purpose slicers for the home. As part of a design study, the company aimed to improve this product group in three ways: by optimising surface feel, appearance and, above all, the mechanical properties of the...
Quick-drying coating systems for gearboxes, pumps and motors
Increasing energy efficiency in coating processes
Energy efficiency is not just the key to the energy transition but, in the area of mechanical engineering, it also results in a more efficient production and increases competitiveness. FreiLacke, the Black Forest-based manufacturer of innovative system coatings, has now developed a new coating system for gearboxes, pumps and electric motors that is ready to be launched. It significantly reduces the time the coating needs to dry as well as the...
Water-thinnable single-layer system featuring high flexibility
Water-borne baking coating in the functional furniture industry
Steel furniture, e.g. for the office sector, is often coated using powder, liquid or electrodeposition coatings. In many applications, these coating techniques are combined, which makes it necessary for systems to conform with one another in terms of gloss level, surface and colour shade.
When opting for liquid coatings, solvent-based baking systems are often used. Based on the requirements...
A complete solution for the mechanical engineering sector
System coatings and application solutions from a single source
The components of large machines and plants are often coated in different locations using different processes. System coatings and a coordinated service and logistics concept ensure that the components match perfectly visually once they are combined.
In the area of industrial coatings, the coating of large machines or plants, such as machine tools, play a special role. The quality of the...
Application examples at Liebherr and Aquaproduction
The new FreiLacke gel coat based on an aliphatic polyurea system allows a reduction of the coating thickness in comparison to conventional polyester gel coats. A further advantage is its exceptional UV resistance.
The advantages are obvious and they are now being implemented in series production at Liebherr/Lienz and Aquaproduction SAS in France, amongst others. Due to the very short curing time, very short cycle times can also be achieved during component manufacturing. The application of such...
Homogeneous coating systems: FreiLacke coats DB locomotives with ultra-high solids and powder coatings
In cooperation with a number of coating manufacturers, Deutsche Bahn AG has commenced a long-term project that will run until 2022. At the DB Wittenberge/Elbe workshop, articulated railcars are coated with various coating systems and...
Powder coating, industrial coating, electrodeposition coating, Durelastic – with the same finish throughout
If several companies are involved in the manufacture of a machine or other final product, the surface coating poses a particular challenge. This is because each component has to appear to have been cast from a single mould in terms of colour, surface structure and gloss level, regardless of which coating technology was used and where it was applied. FreiLacke’s surface-finish guarantee ensures the desired result.
Always the same colour result – with every colour
This is true of both main colours and special colours produced in small quantities; this is a speciality of Frei system coatings.
A uniform appearance as if cast from a single mould – whatever the coating used
Powder coatings, liquid coatings, electrodeposition coatings and even gelcoats for GRP materials are matched to optimum effect.
Consistency throughout the production chain – and this applies to all the manufacturers involved
Thanks to the regional support of all suppliers, as well as work on the industry at national level, FreiLacke is able to make quick and sustained adjustments to the surface area via direct access to the entire supply structure.
A primer with electrodeposition coating is useful for workpieces that, for material or geometrical reasons, are difficult to access with powder coating. A good example is the two-layer coating of radiators with an anodic EC rewash primer and a powder top coat. A FreiLacke process that combines high quality standards with optimum profitability.
Powder and electrodeposition coating – only used together at FreiLacke
FreiLacke is the only medium-sized company to offer both powder coating and electrodeposition coating technologies.
The entire process from one stop
Support of the entire coating process from a single location. This means it is possible to monitor every step in the coating process at all times.
Perfect coordination of the coating systems
The entire coating structure is available from one stop with coating systems that are carefully coordinated in terms of quality and profitability.
Additional increase in profitability
FreiLacke further increases profitability via a CPU (costs per unit) model, including the pre-treatment process.
Cost-effective coating with thicknesses between 5-15 μm for electrodeposition coatings and up to 70 μm with powder coatings. These two-coat systems were launched on the market with great success and more and more radiator manufacturers are choosing this successful system coating structure from FreiLacke. By further developing this range of system coatings, FreiLacke has made the breakthrough as well known and recognised system coating supplier in the radiator industry and laid the foundation for the further expansion of the scope of supply.
Switch cabinet coating in system structure: Electrodeposition coating (anodic EC) and powder coating
The housing of the cabinet itself, the door, top and rear panel are anodic dip primed. The outer surfaces are then coated with a coarse-structure powder coating.
The electrodeposition coating offers the technical advantage of an “all-round coating” that also accesses those areas that are impossible or difficult to reach with a powder coating alone. This creates a thin but uniform layer and good corrosion protection.
The powder coating is attractive and high quality and also offers mechanical resistance and good wear protection.
Everything from one stop
FreiLacke is the only medium-sized company to offer both powder coating and electrodeposition coating technologies. This means you benefit from perfectly matched coating systems and from the fact that the entire coating process is monitored at the same location.
The method described combines the high quality standard with optimum profitability.
Maximum performance with all coating systems – powder coating, industrial coating, electrodeposition coating and Durelastic for GRP parts
In vehicle construction, many manufacturers today use parts with different coating technologies. Due to the high requirements of UV resistance, corrosion protection, mechanics, chemical resistance, etc., all coating systems have to demonstrate the same high performance. After just one year of exposure to weathering, the different UV stabilities of polyester powder coatings, gelcoats for GRP add-on parts and industrial coatings can lead to a reduction in gloss and differences in colour tone.
FreiLacke has recognised this problem and is able to offer its customers innovative, carefully coordinated coating solutions that can ensure a uniform high performance. This horizontal system coating philosophy from FreiLacke can, for example, be achieved with the following coating systems:
Powder coatings: Super Durable powder coatings
Industrial coatings: water-thinnable or UltraHighSolid 2-component PU industrial coatings
When finishing visible surfaces and decorative elements, it’s particularly important that the coating is not only robust but that it also has an outstanding finish. A good example of an application method is coating light alloy wheels with a primer, basecoat and top coat (clear coating). The more valuable the final product, the more important it is that the individual coating components interact and are of a reliably high quality.
All coating technologies under one roof
FreiLacke is the only medium-sized company to offer all coating technologies. This is why we are able to offer the right solution for every conceivable product.
Everything from one stop
FreiLacke produces the entire coating structure at a single location. All components are ideally coordinated and customised to your needs.
Complete control over the final result
The customer-oriented, technological testing and support of the entire coating system takes place at one supplier: FreiLacke.