The powder coating industry has been inactive for past 11 years. It has seen two recessions, an increase in the off-shore activities and very thin profit margins have pushed the segment in a loss. R&D budget was also reduced by many experts. However, in the last 6 years, the industry has seen a rising trend for many innovators.
Manufacturing techniques matured rapidly and, not surprisingly, the processes as well as materials to coat the manufactured products are also developing. The introduction of much lighter materials, particularly in the fabrication segment will continue to displace several conventional substrates including aluminum, steel, and others. Thus, there is an immediate need for the growth of coating technology and perfect finish these new materials need. Plastic substrates finally encompass a greater spectrum of techniques and materials. Today, each product poses a unique attribute that influences the technology best suited to preserve the aesthetics and protect the item.
BatchMaster ERP is a one-stop software solution for powder coating manufacturers in terms of both the support it offers and its user-friendliness. Designed to ensure accurate and compliant color matching, this innovative ERP solution helps to reduce costs and bring new innovative products faster to market. It covers the entire production process from premix, extrusion, grinding, to packaging. Flexibility to pack in multiple sizes, is an added advantage. It also empowers manufacturers to apply quality checks and assure the quality in terms of viscosity, particle size distribution, reactivity, curing schedule, hardening, gloss, color, metamerism, etc.
Not forgetting the importance of raw materials: resins, hardener, filler, pigment, and additives, BatchMaster ERP has taken care of them as well. It offers greater control on inventory management. Tracking their movement, taking care of storage conditions, and maintaining every property of all raw materials is quite easy with BatchMaster ERP. Working the way powder coating manufacturers work, BatchMaster ERP seamlessly integrates with the operational flow and brings entire real-time sales, procurement, production, and other information. This, in-turn, lays a strong foundation for accurate and timely planning.