Innovation Becomes More Efficient and Environmentally Responsible as SITECO Employs Low-Temperature Cleaning from Henkel
Lighting systems are becoming increasingly efficient and sustainable thanks to state-of-art LED technology. Manufactures like market leader SITECO are working on making the production of lighting casings even more cost-effective and economical than ever. Innovations in low-temperature cleaning from Henkel have allowed the company to save around a third of the energy used in the coating processes.
Amid the magnificent scenery of Traunreut in Upper Bavaria, around 10km from the Chiemsee lake, one company has been ‘making light’ for 40 years. SITECO, which became part of the OSRAM Group in 2011, runs the competence centre for OSRAM Lighting Solutions here.
On a production area stretching over 26,000m², new lighting casings are pretreated and painted, LED modules preassembled, and entire ready-for-sale lights are made to order from individual parts and modules. Thomas Klement, Head of Coating Technology, leads a tour of the modern paint shop, where street lamps and stadium floodlights are prepared to withstand all weather conditions. The process of their preparation includes cleaning, conversion coating, and powder coating.
Large suspension elements measuring over three meters in length and 1.8 meters in height carry the lighting components through the various steps of the coating process, which has been used for pretreatment and powder coating since 2010.