For E-Coat film quality and Low Running Cost
Tectron® was the first tubular type membrane electrode marketed in the cation electrodeposition industry. It is a mature product with over 30 years of continuous improvements. It is strong against electro resistance buildup and has a long product life, usually providing 5 ~ 8 years of stable usage.
Electrodeposition is a method in which the paint solid is deposited to the articles as the paint solid is drawn by the polarity difference. With this method, an opposite electrode to the article is required. When installed in the ED tank, Tectron® functions as the opposite electrode.
Another very important function of Tectron® is to regulate the neutralizer (neutralizer acid for cation paint, neutralizer amine for anion paint) concentration in the paint bath. After a period of electrodeposition operation, an excess amount of neutralizer remains in the tank, which becomes the cause for undesirable finishing irregularities. Tectron® regulates the neutralizer concentration by steadily removing the acid from the ED tank.
|Anode material type||anion-exchange||cation-exchange||neutral|
|Anode material type||SUS316||SUS316||PT-DSA|
|Acid reduction rate||8~9μmol/C||< 0.5μmol/C|
|Amine reduction rate||8~9μmol/C||< 0.5μmol/C|
|Initial Water penetration rate||< 0.1cc/A･min||< 0.1cc/A･min||< 0.1cc/A･min|
|Water penetration rate after 1 year||< 0.1cc/A･min||< 0.1cc/A･min||< 0.1cc/A･min|
|Usage||Acid reduction||Amine reduction||Low acid reduction andacid control|
|Product Life||5~8 years||5~8 years||2~5 years|
|Initial electro resistance||0~10Ω･cm²||0~10Ω･cm²||0~10Ω･cm²|
|Electro resistance after 1 year||0.1~3KΩ･cm²||0.1~3KΩ･cm²||0.1~3KΩ･cm²|
|Initial solvent loss||negligible||negligible||negligible|
|Solvent loss after 1 year||negligible||negligible||negligible|