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Electrophoretic Painting

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Electrophoretic painting, also called electrophoretic deposition of paint, electrodeposition painting, or E-coating, is an economical and corrosion-resistant technique for applying coatings to electrically conducting materials. It is widely used to coat many industrial products such as automobile bodies and parts, tractors and heavy equipment, metal furniture, and beverage containers. The process is carried out with the use of anodes and cathodes in the painting tank. There are two types of electrophoretic painting: anaphoretic and cataphoretic painting. In anaphoretic painting the profiles will be the anode, and in cataphoretic painting the profiles will be the cathode. In the electrophoretic painting process, evolution of oxygen gas will take place at the anode, and hydrogen gas will be evolved at the cathode.

The electrophoretic paint is continuously circulated to avoid settling of the paint solids and heat resulting from the pumping process as well as from the passage of electric...

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Charcosset, C. (2014). Electrophoretic Painting. In: Drioli, E., Giorno, L. (eds) Encyclopedia of Membranes. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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