With more than 54 years’ experience in creating world-class interiors for cruise customers globally, Trimline Ltd is respected in the industry for delivering a quality finish and innovative thinking on each of their interior refits. With a dedicated Innovations team, they are continually researching and developing products and processes that can save their cruise customers weight and money.
As part of Trimline’s continuous improvement, the world-class marine interior outfitter has been looking at state-of-the-art manufacturing systems which give a broader range of capabilities.
To that end, they have been working with leading spray booth & paint finishing manufacturer Junair to install an ‘energy efficient paint spraying solution’ which uses an advanced auxiliary air movement system and more efficient filters to allow cleaner air back into the environment.
Over the last 6 weeks, the new innovative paint spray booth has been installed, tested and commissioned and the official handover has now taken place between Trimline’s Chairman Gary Oliver and Junair’s Director Steven Wood.
“We have noticed that over the last few years, cruise lines are increasingly requesting superior finishes that were normally only ever seen on our super yacht work. While our experienced sprayers have been able to meet their demands to date, we see this as a growing trend and with the new state-of-the-art spray booth, we are able to meet those increasing requests and offer a more superior paint finish, whilst reducing energy consumption.” Said Trimline’s Gary Oliver.
Junair’s Steven Wood tells us more about the energy efficiencies.
“The QADS (advanced auxiliary air movement system) alone reduce a typical process time by about 35% and allow a lower air temperature because the air is agitated, and solvents/moisture is drawn out of the painted items more effectively. In addition, the variable speed drives further allow us to adjust the fan speed and therefore airflow. When combined with QADS, the energy savings increase to around 65%, compared to a standard booth.”