Sulzer Mixpac USA Inc. recently announced that its MIXPAC™ MixCoat™ Flex and MixCoat Spray cartridge-based two-component dispensing systems are ideal for touch-up and repair work of weld seams and difficult-to-reach areas on Navy ships. With their consistent mix quality, the systems reportedly reduce labor time and increase efficiency by decreasing the need for hand coating.

Naval vessels at sea are constantly exposed to a harsh environment, including salt water, rain, hail, and extreme heat and cold. Sailors battle the elements with a routine of daily shipboard maintenance including painting, touch-ups, and repairs.

Touch-up coating solutions have historically involved time-consuming and inaccurate hand mixing and frequently result in surplus unused mixed coating that must be disposed of. With the MixCoat Flex and MixCoat Spray cartridge-based systems, materials are reportedly more easily stored and dispensed. The proper ratio is dispensed into the static mixer, so it can be consistently mixed, and cartridges can be resealed and stored for later use, so nothing goes to waste

Sulzer Mixpac reports that its MixCoat Flex works for Naval coating applications in areas with limited accessibility for standard spray equipment. It offers maximum flexibility to reach into tight and angled spaces, like tanks and bilges, and in an around tight areas for weld seams, eye beams, nuts, bolts, and rivets. The hose enables workers to spray all these angles and tough-to-reach areas instead of coating them by hand with a brush. The MixCoat Flex reportedly allows tasks to be completed sooner and offers a consistent and superior mix quality.

The MixCoat Spray model is a portable pneumatic dispensing system designed for small-volume applications, touch-up, and repairs. Unlike large and expensive plural-component spray equipment that is difficult to transport, the MixCoat Spray system is reportedly lightweight and maneuverable. The MixCoat Spray system offers an added benefit in that it is fast and easy to assemble, clean up, and break down, so users lose very little time for the maintenance cycle. 

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