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Institute of Research for Technology Development

Painting Technology

Painting Technology Consortium

The University of Kentucky Painting Technology Consortium (PTC) joined research and industrial resources to develop a new generation of painting technology with higher energy efficiency and environmental friendliness than what was used on commercial products. Since a majority of manufacturers use paint on their finished products, and stricter environmental regulations governing the painting process are being enacted regularly, the need for a more effective painting technology was and still is clear.

The Consortium brought together a renowned team of researchers who conducted research in six main areas:

  • Paint spraying and transfer efficiency
  • Paint overspray capturing
  • Paint curing and drying
  • Painted surface finish monitoring and control
  • Paint-related waste recycling and disposal
  • Smart paint material

In recent years the Consortium was integrated into IR4TD to continue exploring current issues with painting technology, and conduct the Painting Technology Workshop.

Learn more about the 2018 Painting Technology Workshop here.