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Dispensing technology is not your typical topic of discussion when sitting at the dinner table, of course, but it is a technology that’s changing the world we live in, in ways you never even thought about. It’s really interesting if you actually think about Coating and Dispensing Technology. We have all these things in our home, the components of our cars, and just different little things we use on a regular basis all have a start. They were first some kind of solvent or component before becoming the finished product we know and love today.
Again, it’s not something that too many people think about but when you do think about how something is created, and do the research on it, you’ll quickly find out that it wasn’t a quick and speedy process, especially in the world of dispensing technologies. In the world of dispensing, there have been several environmental concerns that actually made companies step away from protective coating products that contain solvents and replace those with 100% epoxies and urethanes.
Was it a pain to have to switch from their old way of doing things and switch to solvents? Possibly, but these new materials set and cure faster… the only issue was that it wasn’t easy to apply. Even with that challenge, there are still dispensing technologies available that put the ease back in it all while reducing waste, improving efficiency, and limiting disposal costs… especially cartridge-based dispensing technologies.
How It’s Efficient
When it comes to standard protective coating technologies, inefficiency is almost always the ending result. Things like human error, health and safety, waste, and speed are all things to take into consideration as to just how efficient dispensing technologies can be. In fact, if you’re in an industry where dispensing technologies can benefit you, https://www.bdtronic.com/dispensing/dispensing-technology/ is a great resource for your dispensing solutions. Take a look at where dispensing technologies provide the most value.
We’re all human and prone to make mistakes, granted some mistakes are more costly than others. Doctors make the mistake of misdiagnosing patients sometimes… there was even a big snafu made by internet.org that looked to be the website’s fault but it was really a mistake made by an engineer that wreaked havoc within the social networking giant Facebook. So, regardless of what industry you’re in, it’s very clear that you’re bound to make a mistake. But in the world of dispensing technologies, human error is out of the picture.
With manual metering and mixing processes, human error is the biggest cause of human error. You can use measuring cups to try and be more accurate but even with that, the measurements can still be off by 10%. Applicators even have a hard time with those trick ratios and end up having to eyeball it. All in all, with dispensing technologies, the likelihood of accuracy is at an all-time high, making human error a nonfactor.
Another issue taking a toll on efficiency is waste. With coating, one of the standard practices is to mix a coating kit, in its entirety (a coating kit has everything you need, resin and catalyst). The only issue with coating kits is that the kit sizes don’t give an accurate reflection of the size of your project, meaning that there’s a high chance that metering won’t be accurate and coating will be wasted.
The thing about coating is that you’re on a time clock. If you’re applying a two-component coating after a kit is mixed, your application time is limited. If you mix too much coating, the pot life will get too old and end up expiring before all of it can be used, which is a huge waste. The majority of coatings are used for maintenance, touchups, and repairs and for all of those things it’s used for, almost 40% of it gets wasted. So the coating is not only wasted but you’re also looking at costly disposal and environmental fees as well.
As mentioned above, time is limited and speed is one of the biggest issues you will face with manual mixing. Let’s say you’re stripe coating; with that particular task, you have to meter the product, mix it, and then get it to the site of the project. With dispensing technology that is cartridge-based, there’s no time wasted and the setup and clean up time is drastically reduced, making getting from the site of the job to the coating mixing station a lot more efficient.
Health and Safety
In this industry, you’re probably going to be working out of an open bucket and that could cause potential health and safety issues for workers. Now, with closed-loop cartridge systems the materials are actually contained until they’re actually dispensed… this will cut back on exposure to fumes and solvents. Exposure to fumes and solvents can lead to acute inhalation injuries.
According to the Center for Biotechnology Information, those who are at risk for acute inhalation injuries are individuals who are exposed to:
- Chemical irritants
- Toxic metals
- Products of fires
With the new coating dispensing systems that are available now, the coating material isn’t as atomized, reducing the health risks associated with exposure to certain fumes.
By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe
Life was moving at a fast pace for most of us and then the pandemic hit. The pace definitely slowed down and gave us an opportunity to look back at our lifestyle, routine and our most cherished old memories. 'Looking back' through your old photos on a phone versus flipping through a glossy photo album and reliving each memory? Getting teary eyed at some, and straight up howling with laughter at some others.
Today, advancement in technologies has opened up an ocean of possibilities. So how does one hold on these closest moments and memories in a thoroughly tangible way? Sachin Kataria, CEO, Zoomin shares all the minute details to make festive season personal.
Moving from gifts to personal stories: Gifts are no longer just confined to material items of a certain 'price tag'. Gifting someone is now seen as a chance to create a unique experience and splash of emotions that the receiver can enjoy for years to come. It's a fact that preserving memories is now a lot easier with delivery partners that can convert digital memories into actual personalised frames, albums and a host of memorabilia. And this makes it so much easier and quicker for you to hold meaningful memories close to your heart.
Gifts are no longer just confined to material items of a certain 'price tag'. | Photo by freestocks on Unsplash
Reframing moments of joy: It isn't always possible to create a photo album or a photo frame of all your special moments or even gift them all the time. This is where new age personalized gifting platforms are a boon. It is now possible to add a touch of personalization to any gift item making it that much more special and meaningful for both the giver and the receiver. One can choose from functional items such as coffee mugs or calendars to more stylized gifts like Canvas Prints and Photo décor and add a favorite memory to make the gift item personal and more valuable.
It isn't always possible to create a photo album or a photo frame of all your special moments or even gift them all the time. | Photo by Rirri on Unsplash
Festive season Fun: Why just adorn your house with lights and flowers? Add a touch of 'YOU' to plain walls and table tops and make them more intimate during special occasions. Some simple Photoprints and colorful, wall-safe washi tapes or magnetic ropes can add a touch of style without leaving any pin marks.
Why just adorn your house with lights and flowers? | Photo by Raj Rana on Unsplash
New-age apps offer products that are both affordable and of excellent quality - could there be a better deal than this? With the 2022 calendar and planner season around the corner, one can experiment and customize some cool calendars for friends, family, colleagues, business contacts etc. These will last on someone's wall (or table) for a few years. What's more, your gift will be more than just another product... it will be a canvas upon which a beautiful story unfolds! (IANS/ MBI)
(Keywords: flowers, photo album, personal, festive season, life, pandemic)
Boredom seems to be an unavoidable aspect of existence. Sure, you can pass the time on social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter when you’re bored but you can only browse for so long before things become monotonous and uninteresting. The internet has revolutionized the world in various ways, be it politics, shopping, or journalism, to name a few. It has also completely redefined how individuals spend their time.
If there is ever a point when the internet is the most beneficial, it’s for curing boredom. Internet is vast and has dozens of websites that may be used to break the monotony.
The internet is vast and has dozens of websites that may be used to break the monotony. | Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash
Take a look at these entertaining time-killing websites and put an end to boredom! Here’s the ultimate list of entertaining websites, ranging from intriguing, amusing, and unexpected time-wasters to strange websites to visit while bored.
#1 Find the Invisible Cow: Make sure to keep your volume high for this fun game. Hover your cursor over the screen as you hear the sounds changing their intensity. Keep searching for the cow and click when you think it’s there!
Keep searching for the cow and click when you think it’s there! | Scriptist
#2 Hacker Typer: Do you want to feel like one of those awesome hackers from a Bollywood film? Simply go to this website and smash the keys! As you pretend to be a spy hacking into some vital mainframe, this will thrill and entertain you.
Simply go to this website and smash the keys! | HackerTyper
#3 Wayback Machine: Take a look at some of your favourite websites before they were completely revamped with the help of this website. You only need to enter a URL and select a date. The Wayback Machine will then display a picture of the website from the specific day you’ve chosen.
Take a look at some of your favourite websites before they were completely revamped with the help of this website. | WaybackMachine
#4 The Useless Web: You go to this website, click a large button, and then get sent to a random website on the internet. You may be given a simple game to play, a rain of corn dogs, an endless horse, or you may witness a guy being smacked with an eel.
You go to this website, click a large button, and then get sent to a random website on the internet. | Tim Holma
#5 Pointer Pointer: To begin, move your cursor across the desktop, then wait 3 seconds for a picture of someone, object, or a group of people to emerge on your screen, pointing right at your cursor.
Move your cursor across the desktop and wait for a picture of someone, object, or a group of someone’s to emerge on your screen, pointing right at your cursor. | Pointer Pointer
So there you have it, five websites to cure your boredom from the depths of the internet.
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