Modular E-Coating System has footprint of only 2,000 sq. ft.

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Designed for component suppliers and metal stamping companies, customizable mikroKote can fit against wall, around corner, or on mezzanine level. With standard capacity of 2 mil sq ft of coating per 8 hr shift, and 2 min cycle time in 13-stage process, component supplier can have e-coated parts in 2 hr. Unit includes optional wastewater treatment system.

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MetoKote Corporation Introduces mikroKote(TM) -- the Small-Footprint, Big-Savings E-Coating System(TM)

ATLANTA - MetoKote Corporation announced today the coating industry's first compact, modular, and flexible e-coating system - mikroKote. Designed specifically to meet the needs of component suppliers and metal stamping companies, this innovative e-coat system allows manufacturers of small- to medium-sized parts to have an in-house e-coating solution without the space, investment, and operational concerns associated with traditional coating systems.

mikroKote saves space, time, work and worry, and money:

o Including its optional wastewater treatment system, mikroKote has a
minimal footprint of only 2,000 sq. ft (186 sq. m) - a truly compact
operation considering mikroKote is a tenth of the size of most standard
e-coat systems
o mikroKote has the ability to shave as much as five working days off the
coating process
o The MetoKote InSite® model allows manufacturers to focus on their core
operations; leaving the challenges of running an e-coating system and
filing environmental paperwork to the experts
o Low- to no-up-front equipment investment and minimal-to-no plant
expansion or revision expenses
o Reduces inventory carrying and overall supply chain costs

"mikroKote is a direct result of MetoKote's focus on providing value-added contributions to our customers in order to help them reduce supply chain costs," said DeWayne Pinkstaff, president and CEO, MetoKote Corporation. "This system is completely capable of delivering the quality level of coating people have come to expect; but, in a more compact and efficient manner. It's a perfect solution for those companies who understand the value and benefits that can be achieved through leaning out their value stream."

The mikroKote system and part conveyor can be custom designed to accommodate a facility's existing layout and available floor space. It can fit against a wall, around a corner, or on a mezzanine level. Typically the shipping space used for parts ready to go out for coating is enough to house the mikroKote -- equating to minimal plant expansion or revision expenses.

Utilizing external coating services can mean additional days of work-in-process inventory. mikroKote eliminates this problem by putting the e-coat system at or near the end of the production line. Rather than parts being packaged, and staged for shipping, the parts immediately go to coating. With a standard capacity of two million square feet of coating per eight-hour shift, and a two-minute cycle time in a 13-stage process, a component supplier can have e-coated parts in two hours rather than five days. Additionally, locating the e-coat system in the production facility eliminates freight costs and puts the manufacturer in charge of critical scheduling - allowing them to be more responsive to customer needs.

"mikroKote takes the work and worry out of the coating process," continued Pinkstaff. "Manufacturers get a modern coating system with MetoKote's expertise in operational efficiency, environmental compliance, and quantitative chemical analysis. Furthermore, MetoKote offers a choice of ownership, lease, and financing to make an in-house e-coat system a reality."

About MetoKote Corporation
MetoKote Corporation, a source of innovative coating solutions for more than forty year, headquartered in Lima, Ohio, serves over 900 customers in over 30 facilities throughout the United States and the world. MetoKote provides environmentally sound and cost-effective coating solutions to a wide variety of industries such as agriculture, appliance, automotive, computer, construction equipment, electrical, furniture, industrial equipment, recreational, and truck and bus. For more information, please visit:

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