DHSutherland partners with KleanVak for promotion of surface preparation technology
DHSutherland will promote France-based KleanVak’s mold preparation and solvent cleaning technology to customers in the Americas.
Source | DHSutherland and KleanVak
DHSutherland (Beaverton, Ore., U.S.) has entered into a partnership with KleanVak (Biarritz, France) to promote KleanVak’s patented surface application tool technology across the Americas. The DHSutherland technical team also will be trained by KleanVak to ensure its certified support of DHSutherland from initial set-up to ongoing preventative maintenance.
KleanVak has developed equipment that represents the next generation of technology for applying chemicals to surfaces for mold preparation and solvent cleaning. KleanVak’s patented technology sprays a thin layer of solvent onto the surface of the tool or part to be cleaned, while simultaneously vacuuming and safely containing any volatile organic compounds (VOC) that would otherwise flash into the surrounding environment. The action of applying the solvent while removing VOCs also reduces by 80% the wait time required between coats. This is said to increase mold utilization, meaning more time can be spent making/cleaning parts.
“Partnering with KleanVak is a very exciting opportunity that the DHSutherland team is thrilled to promote to our customer partners. KleanVak’s proprietary technology will deliver substantial value to by significantly improving worker safety while reducing mold prep times, enabling out customer-partners to spend more time on value-added work,” says Andrew Crouse, DHSutherland president.
“DHSutherland’s culture and commitment, providing an exceptional experience to the advanced composites customers, makes for a partnership that will help establish the KleanVak brand in the Americas as industry best practice for mold prep and surface-cleaning applications,” says Vincent Garcia, KleanVak CEO.
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