Aqua-TRC compares well to Industry Standard

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Usability

Treatment Temperature

Between 350ºF and 800ºF for Aqua-TRC

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Surface preparation required

Pretreatment not required. Impurities (oil, etc.) don’t cause separation.

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Coating & Drying Time

Residual heat of parts enough to cure. Ready to shipping < 1 min.

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Optimal Dilution Level

Contributes to color richness. From 3:1 for Aqua-TRC, 2:1 for Industry Standard.

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Maximum Dilution

Up to 7:1 for Aqua-TRC.

Aqua TRC Advantage

Aqua-TRC was designed to overcome dispersion shortcomings found in other water- based paints

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Undiluted coating thickness

From 0.9-1.0 ml for Aqua-TRC

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Reusability

Unlimited for Aqua-TRC.

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Shelf-life (unopened)

Unlimited for Aqua-TRC.

Aqua TRC Advantage

If stored properly, (out of light, air-tight container) Aqua-TRC has almost unlimited shelf-life

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Shelf-life (diluted)

Up to 8 years for Aqua-TRC.

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Clean-up ease

Clean-up ease with normal glass cleaner (e.g.. Windex). No resins to adhere to machinery, clothing, etc.

Aqua TRC Advantage

Aqua-TRC lacks typical resins that cause pre-cure adhesion to equipment. Clean-up with Windex + H20

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Automative spec conformity

General Motors TMS 26915 specs, for example.

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Odor

No resins to invite bacteria when pH level drops (Aqua-TRC)

Aqua TRC Advantage

Aqua-TRC has no odor that is caused by the build-up of bacteria (and results in a drop in pH)

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Color availability

Customized pigment mixing for many color options.

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Environmental Friendliness

Low VOC/VOC free

Water solubility means no pre-treatment chemicals. 0.1-0.9 lb/gal for Aqua-TRC

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Ammonia added to raise pH

Aqua-TRC doesn’t have requirements for handling or storing Ammonia.

Aqua TRC Advantage

Aqua-TRC is truly environmentally friendly.

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Cost Performance

Treatment labor costs

No need for ammonia respirators, lockers or treatment process (Aqua-TRC). Simple clean-up.

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Pigment preparation time

Frequent mixing not needed for Aqua-TRC.

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Ordering, delivery and packaging

Flexible due to long shelf-life.

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Cost performance

Higher operating temperature allows Aqua-TRC higher dilution levels and less paint in tank.

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Product Performance

Solid dispersion longevity

Aqua-TRC has indsutry lowest anti-settling longevity for water soluble paints.

Aqua TRC Advantage

Aqua-TRC stays dispersed almost indefinitely. Less settling means fewer problems with pumps and circulators that get clogged with solids

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Operating temperature range

38°F to 191°F for Aqua-TRC allowing less paint in tank for smaller runs.

Aqua TRC Advantage

Aqua-TRC functions in a wide range of temperatures, from 38F to 191F, with no detrimental effect when the paint returns to room temperature.

High operating temperature (paint temp. in dip tank) means less paint required and less wastage.

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Reflectiveness

Thickness to reflect given amount of light is lower for Aqua-TRC.

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Glossiness

Aqua-TRC has less gloss as tradeoff for elimination of anti-odor properties.

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Uniformity of finish

Consistent low-gloss finish, but less uniform than powder coating.

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Consistency of finish

Resists runs, sags, blisters and other surface imperfections.

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Smooth
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Corrosion protection

During real-world exposure Aqua-TRC and Industry Standards have similar anti-corrosion properties.

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High
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Adhesion

Industry Standard has slightly better adhesion due to resins (that have other problematic properties).

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Salt spray protection

Moderate protection for typical spring applications.

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Intangibles

Cutomer and application knowledge

Aqua-TRC has experience in spring-making and heat-treating inline ovens.

Aqua TRC Advantage

JN Machinery has specific experience in spring-making and is a pioneer in the development of inline ovens for the use in heat-treating.

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Customization capability

Can add silicon, high-gloss, teflon/PTFE and other specialized pigments

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Paint and coating process together

Closed loop TRC system available.

Aqua TRC Advantage

Painting machinery to handle the Aqua-TRC water-based paints.

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Global distribution

Aqua-TRC is exported to Asia, Europe and Latin America.

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