Painting and finishing manufactured products, whether it be a car, a golf club, a wood or metal desk, or a casket, requires countless types of paint and coating processes. Long gone are the days where everything could be painted by a guy with a brush, or even a decent spray gun. Manual paint, coating and powder-coat process is still a thing, but even there, technological advancements in equipment provides for myriad options for any given process. Automated processes are far more varied, complex and unique and account for the lion’s share of technological advancements in the industry.
Unique processes require unique solutions. When it comes to paint, coating, adhesives and finishing solutions, one of the industry leaders for equipment is Carlisle Fluid Technologies ( carlisleft.com ).
With a global footprint, a vast distribution network and a bevy of blue-chip brands, Carlisle Fluid Technologies (CFT) has built a reputation for quality and innovation. From somewhat humble beginnings the CFT brands have become the best of the best in their respective categories.
With a long and varied history, too long and varied to detail here, CFT built out its finishing division through acquisition and consolidation of successful brands such as Binks, DeVilbiss, Hosco, Ransburg, BGK and MS Powder. Many of the brands started out as private companies and went through previous acquisitions that included ownership in the ITW (Illinois Tool Works) portfolio, and an attempted and short-lived acquisition by former and current rival in the finishing equipment world, Graco.
With top-quality products to handle every type of paint spray finishing, from electro-static, airless guns, bells and hand-spray guns. CFT also has a complete line of powder-coat equipment, pumps, agitators, 2K systems, material elevator systems, sealer and adhesive delivery equipment and every hose, fitting and accessory imaginable, to tie each system together.
CFT has a HQ in the UK but most of their finishing brands are imagined, coordinated and disbursed from their Toledo, OH. technology center, providing support to their many distribution partners across the US, Canada and Mexico. With labs and facilities geared towards training and R&D, the Toledo facility is perfectly situated. With the rapidly changing distribution landscape, wherein the small local distributors are being swallowed up by large multi-state or national distribution giants, CFT distributor relationships are more important than ever as is the product training and support that the Toledo facility offers.
As landscapes change, as they always have, whether with distributor or customer requirements, CFT is well situated with engineering and manufacturing capabilities to roll with the changes and innovate to satisfy demand.
If your company’s process requires any type of paint or finishing, or sealer and adhesive systems, powder-coat equipment, hoses or fittings, talk to you local distributor about CFT products.. You’ll be happy you did. You’ll certainly find what you need. Visit Carlisleft.com.
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