A successful Technical Seminar was held in June at Schulz Foundry, one of the biggest air compressor manufacturers in Brazil. They started in the foundry industry producing parts for their compressors and, after that, extended their range of products for the automotive industry, the most important Brazilian sector today after the agricultural sector.
Schulz was one of the first customers where we were successful in implementing the HPG in 2007, providing important gains in productivity, a fact that has kept them faithful to our product since then. The HPG, which means High Performance Grit, is a steel grit specially designed to improve shot blasting performance in foundries and forges. It works faster and lasts longer. Its characteristics give a higher cleaning efficiency on external parts, a higher cleaning efficiency of internal surfaces with smaller holes and geometry details, and a controlled and consistent surface profile.
The environment is an ever increasing imperative, and worldwide concern, its protection is important. Hence company put everything into action to reduce their environmental impact.
That’s why Winoa is committed to protect the environment and is launching different actions such as process waste, investments in water treatment, air treatment and recyclable packaging. Thanks to its internal and external awareness campaigns Winoa has been certified ISO 50001, and ISO 14001, which are the result of a successful and continuous improvement.
“Environment friendly” is not just a concept, but a value Winoa shares, and that we would like to pass on to the next generations.
Developed by our engineers 4 years ago, the WA Clean technology evolved and grew!
Recently accredited by the International Organization for Standardization via ISO/TR 22770, the WA Clean is an electronic optical device using as working principle an analytical colorimetry method to support the visual assessment of the surface preparation grades of uncoated steel substrates as defined in ISO 8501-1 or SSPC – VIS 1.
PaintSquare Prestige Award honors every year recent innovations actively used in the protective coatings industry. In 2019 PaintSquare readers voted and conferred the Prestige Award Surface Preparation Category to the WA Clean Technology, considering its ability to provide objective, reliable and repeatable evaluations of surface blast – cleaning grades, independently of any human interpretation.