With a three-hour tour of the plants and laboratories of the Global Paint Company, Pintuco, attendees at Cubrecol Americas 2011 learned about the formulation, manufacturing and quality control processes of coatings manufactured in the municipality of Rionegro, located east of Medellín.
From the hand of Robert Gil, who belongs to the Production area, ten people from different companies in the sector toured the water-based manufacturing plant, became familiar with the mixing and dispersion equipment, the coloring lines and the packaging line that has a weight control system and calculation according to the number of diluted solids.
Later the attendees visited the quality control laboratory and the powder coating plant, where they participated in some tests to control the physical characteristics and resistance of specific products.
Later they saw the control room of the industrial plant and the system of storage and distribution of raw materials; and ended with a visit to the laboratory and formulation building, where they saw different physical and color tests that are usually performed on the paintings manufactured by Pintuco.
The attendees expressed their satisfaction with the high quality of the processes developed in the plant, as well as the environmental management standards they have. "It is a very clean place to be a paint plant," said the attendees on the trip back to Medellín and expressed their gratitude to CUBRECOL AMERICAS for what they described as one of the best experiences of approaching the industry.