Making the transition to water-based coatings for improved standardization
CWWC is a full service manufacturer of high-end architectural woodwork, casework, and custom interiors. Headquartered in a 60,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Weston, Wisconsin, CWWC serves clients throughout the United States.
Transition to Water-Based Coatings
CWWC had been considering a transition to water-based coatings for many years but were hesitant to disrupt their current work environment. It wasn’t until partnering with Ceramic Industrial Coatings that they had the right tools to make the change happen seamlessly and effectively.
Working closely with their reps at Ceramic, CWWC was able to test the water-based products through their finish lines and really dial-in the machines to achieve optimal results. Ceramic helped train and educate their staff and were readily available to answer any questions and provide on-site troubleshooting.
CWWC now uses more than 90% water-based products and they have achieved their goal of improved standardization.
- Product lines are much more standardized which has allowed CWWC to limit the number of coatings running in the shop
- Finishes are single component versus catalyzed for improved efficiency
- Spray heads and finish lines are much easier to clean and systems flush out quickly and easily
- Less maintenance overall
- Because of the streamlined process, less experienced workers feel confident with the process and can jump in to various situations
“We are more successful when we use water-based coatings. We’ve seen better performance, ease of application… the overall experience has been positive for us.”—Andre Scalcucci, CWWC