Case Studies


Whether you manufacture powder paint, operate a large automated booth or even a small spray to waste booth, you want to refer to industry leaders in powder paint remediation. Spraying powder paint has several advantages that enhance the finish, quality, and longevity of a wide range of products. The disadvantage of spraying powder is finding the proper equipment to capture the fine material to remove the threat of environmental damage as well as dangerous health issues when inhaled.

In addition to health concerns, if you have ever sprayed powder paint you know how labor intensive it is to properly clean your booth with paint clinging to every surface whether it be on the floors, walls, or ceilings. This overspray if not cleaned or recovered effectively can track across your facility from shoes, carts, forklifts, etc. When it becomes time for a color change you pose the risk of cross-contamination to the parts and having a specialized vacuum to clean and eliminate cross contamination of the booth and parts being coated will save you time, increase productivity, and eliminate potential failures.

Choosing a vacuum that is environmentally friendly, and safeguards your workforce and facility is a very important responsibility. When looking for a vacuum for powder coating, you should start by referring to your DHA (Dust Hazard Analysis) or reaching out to your AHJ (Agent Having Jurisdiction) to determine the classification of your atmosphere.

  1. Ordinary Locations, Unclassified Atmosphere
  2. Class II, Division II – Groups F & G
  3. Class I, Division 1 & 2 – Group D; Class II, Division 1 & 2 – Groups F & G

Once you determine the required level of protection, look for manufacturers of top-quality, long lasting portable and central industrial vacuums that are ideal for picking up powder paint. Filtration is what separates a good vacuum from the rest. By picking the correct powder coating vacuum for your unique application, you will never see material discharged into the air stream or environment.

Industry professionals realize that conventional shop vacuums fail quickly due to lack of filtration and motor quality. Some vacuums aren’t grounded and can even produce a static shock that could injure the operator. By selecting a powder coating vacuum that is appropriate for your specific task, you get the benefit of a superior filtration system that contains all the dust within the vacuum. Always look for vacuum systems and accessories that are completely grounded, eliminating the risk of static charge.

By selecting the right vacuum for powder coating, you increase your productivity; create a healthier work environment all while saving you money. It’s that simple. If you have any questions or comments regarding the selection of a Powder Coating Vacuum, we’d be happy to hear from you.

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