Field Technical Support
Minimize cost and labor.
Optimize materials and energy use.
Optimize safety and productivity.
We do more than supply materials and consultations. We objectively assess not only the technical aspects of your finishing line, but the human factors that influence your process and business objectives, such as:
Complete finishing line audits to identify efficiencies and sustainability opportunities
Assist in meeting safety regulations
Train operators in proper application techniques
A complete solution... Or an improvement in any part of the process...
We work with you to bring innovative thinking and the latest technology to your product's finish. Following is a overview of some of the many valuable value-added services offered by Sherwin-Williams, any one of which can make your line operate more smoothly and efficiently.
Coating Selection- We perform product finishes evaluations in our state of the art application lab to ensure you'll get the proper coating for proper performance on your line.
Troubleshooting- We identify problems and recommend solutions in equipment, coatings, and processes.
Surface Preparation- We help identify surface soils and recommend cleaning methods, as well as which conversion coating is needed to improve intercoat adhesion and corrosion resistance.
Application Method- We analyze your production needs to determine the most efficient application method for your product using liquid or power coatings. We define process parameters to ensure they will work on your line.
Equipment Selection- We recommend finishing equipment once an application method is selected.
Production Analysis- We will audit your existing line to identify bottlenecks and determine methods to increasing production with minimal equipment updates.
Material Handling- We define the most efficient method for transporting products from unfinished to finished. We also define optimal storage conditions for your finishes, ensuring maximum usability and shelf life.