About EMB Technology
EMB-Technology was founded in 2004. The objective of the company is to fill the missing link of developing and building effective EMB-powdercoating machines for powder coating 'flat' substrates.
"Application of powder coatings on flat substrates by a process called electromagnetic brush, or EMB, might change the future of the powder coating industry. The process can apply powders on conductive and non-conductive substrates such as strip, sheets and more complexe surfaces at relative high speeds with a very even and controllable powder layer."
Over the past years, the technology is proven in production environment and further developed. Since Feb. 2011 there is a EMB-Powdercoatingline available at our factory in Eerbeek (Netherlands). With this machine the technology and the possibilities can be shown to interested partners. Customer specific tests can also be executed.
With close cooperation with strategic partners in development of powders, carriers,. coilcoating applications and surrounding technology aim to realize effective solutions for various applications in the near future.
Fast, accurate and reliable powder application on 'flat' substrates is still an undiscovered area of possibilities. EMB Technology considers this area as her main business perspective.
Until today there are no comparable processes on the market. EMB Technology has realized the first production machine in the world. This machine operates in combination with a separate loss and weight system for powder supply and a NIR (Near Infra Red) curing system. Based on this proven concept EMB-Technology works enthusiastic and with dedication towards solutions for high value added coating for e.g. steel strips and sheets, plastics, board and other type of substrates.
With EMB large amounts of powder can be applied with a low thickness variance at relatively high speeds. This implies a large innovation potential due to the fact that application of solvent coatings can be replaced by powder coatings. Powder coatings are more environmental friendly and more economical in use. A switch over from solvent based to powder coatings can lead to a more profitable and environmental friendly coating operation. Besides; the investment level and space requirements needed for a EMB coating line are relatively low compared to the requirements for conventional solvent based coating lines. Current / conventional powder coating lines for coil and strip have an serious disadvantage: layer thickness variance is large and homogenous application difficult. High operational costs, overspray and complexity in operating are an unavoidable side effect of the conventional spray lines.
Next to this EMB allows for thin layer thickness and very fine powders. This implies a cheaper coating costs per product en a high potential for all kind of applications where powder need to be applied in thin layers on various materials.
EMB Technology BV
6964 AJ Hall
Tel +31 (0) 313 671 930
Fax +31 (0)313 671 919
Drawings of first stage of the 2nd generation EMB-Powdercoatingmachine finished.20-11-2013
Stage one is released from the engineering department. Parts will be ordered as soon as possible and stage one will be assembled beginning of 2014.
Start Development of new small scale laboratory machine.26-8-2013
Because of the demand for small scale EMB laboratory machines, to research the possibilities of the technology with a low investment level, we decided to create a solution and develop such machine. This machine will again be a new compact concept that will combine the current EMB technology with the CCD technology.
Start development of 2nd generation EMB-Powdercoatingmachine.21-2-2013
With the knowledge we gained in the past 1,5 years with trials, the carrier cleaning technology and the results of coating trials. We decided to start developing a new EMB-Powdercoatingmachine that combines the CCD, and existing EMB technology in a completely new and innovative machine design.
Carrier Cleaning Device finished.3-2-2013
After some small adjustments to the basic design the First large scale Carrier Cleaning Device in the world is a fact. We were able to successfully separate carrier from powder/toner in a continues process. Laboratory test of the cleaned carriers (magnesium ferrite Beads) show less than 1% powder concentration in all cleaned carriers. Some types of developer show even a 0,1% powder concentration, which may even be small contamination.
New Company location.1-1-2013
From the 1st of January complete DG press Group can be found in its new 7000m2 company location at the Hallseweg 21, Hall. DG press bought the new building and will be housing DGPS, DGPM and EMB-Technology.
Start assembly of Carrier Cleaning Device.11-9-2012
A lot of effort is put into the development of the CCD device for large scale separation of carrier and powder/toner. Extensive testing has been done and we feel confident that this innovative machine will be a success. Because of the innovations within the cleaning process a Dutch patent application is put in.
Preformed first industrial coilcoating trials with the EMB demo machine.20-3-2012
The main focus for the application of EMB is still the coilcoating market thatí is why a lot of effort is put in developing this market and getting the right coating results. The last few weeks we were able to place the 300mm wide EMB-demomachine in-line in an industrial wet coilcoatingline. We learned a lot about the powders, curing, the EMB-process and machine in an industrial environment.
Development of Carrier Cleaning device started.16-2-2012
Carriers are small ferrite beads and are used in the EMB process to transfer the coatingpowders. But next to this they are also used in Laser printers and copiers all over the world. Because the growing demand for separating the used carrier from the coatingpowder (or Toner how it is called in printers) in the laser printer business, and for being able to clean our own carrier when we do a colour change-over. We decided to start the development of an carrier cleaning device (CCD).