To ensure as little paint as possible is wasted when the paint is being transferred from the spray gun to the vehicle bodywork a humidity level of around 70%rH is needed. This will help avoid the problem of paint evaporation and in turn reduce paint costs.

Vehicle engines are tested in a number of different humidities and temperatures to ensure the engine functions correctly in different conditions.

During sanding it is important to maintain a relative humidity of 55% moisture to reduce the electrical static charge of the surrounding air so that the dust created is of a similar electrical charge to that of the car body surface. This causes the dust to flow off the bodywork rather than be attracted to it.

Case Study

UK Car Plant Dust Control

"UK car plant improves humidity and dust control while reducing rejected painted parts."

19 Ellerbeck Court
Stokesley Business Park
North Yorkshire