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Powder coating vs. ACC Autophoretic Coating

Q. Sir,

Can I have information on detailed Autophoretic® process & the comparison of Autophoretic® Process Vs Powder coating. And feasibility of replacing powder coating process by Autophoretic® process. (i.e., consumption, cost impact)

Anand S [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Pune, Maharashtra, India

May 26, 2008

A. Hi, Anand. Autophoretic coatings offer the advantage of full coverage of consistent thickness despite deep recesses, no issues with Faraday cage effects, and probably lower paint cost due to much thinner coatings. But powder would be much more esthetically appealing and more versatile, and probably more corrosion resistant in most applications.

To my knowledge Henkel is the only company offering Autophoretic coatings, so you can ask them for this comparison, while also asking a supplier of powder coatings to present the opposite case. Good luck.


Ted Mooney, Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey

April 10, 2011 -- this entry appended to this thread by editor in lieu of spawning a duplicative thread

Q. I need to know difference (comparison) in paint cost between ACC 866 and powder coating

Ashraf Youssef
SQE paint specialist - Egypt

April 11, 2011

A. Hi, Ashraf. You can get a cost comparison from Henkel. However, for balance you might talk to a powder coating proponent like Tiger Drylac.

Bear in mind that the reason both approaches are popular is that the details of your situation will matter a great deal. The technology that is the least expensive for one particular type of part and production volume might be the more expensive for another situation. If you can describe your needs then someone may be able to offer pointers.

Good luck.


Ted Mooney,
Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey

July 5, 2011

A. Hello
It will be much more accurate when you apply the comparison parameters in your actual case,
Comparison Parameters like
- Price/Kg
- Price/Litre
- Wt. solids as supplied
- Vol. Solids as supplied %
- price for 100% Vol. Solids
- Dry film thickness. (Microns)
- Theor. cov. vol. solids/m2
- Process Efficiency * as %.
- Coverage m2 after Efficiency
- Paint costs per m2
- Pretreatment/cleaning costs per m2
- Additives
- Net Plant Cost
- 2 processed per year
- Capital repayment (Amort. 5 year)
- Annual interest repayment (@10%)
- Total annual plant costs
- Plant costs m2
- Electricity costs/m2
- Stoving schedule 20 Minutes.
- Effect. temp rise. (Amb. =20 °C)
- Oven heating costs per m2
- Afterburner costs per m2
- Maintenance per year
- Maintenance per m2
- Touch up manpower/yr
- Touch up manpower/m2

Total cost per m2 =

Khaleed El Deeb

Khaleed El Deeb
   autophoretic coatings
6October, Cairo, Egypt

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