Interview with Sascha Berger

Sascha Berger, Head of sales Germany, ERVIN Germany GmbH in Interview.

In your opinion, what are currently the biggest challenges for painting companies and job-shop coaters?

As a manufacturer of steel and stainless steel abrasives, we are constantly dealing with the challenges of good surface preparation before painting and coating. The problem of edge corrosion is only one example, which can be optimised by the correct selection of the abrasive and a well-adjusted blasting process.

From your standpoint, what are the best ways to optimize coating processes?

Without good surface preparation, you cannot have a good coating system.  Selecting the right, high quality abrasive is a major factor.  For example better surface preparation with the appropriate blasting media can both increase coating adhesion and corrosion resistance.

What trends are emerging in your area of industrial painting technology?

Powder coatings increasingly replace wet coatings. The proportion of water-soluble lacquers continues to rise.


What developments/solutions does your company offer for these trends?

We offer blasting tests in our test center to help customers achieve better surface conditions for coating.  It is often surprising to our customers the effect of even just a small change to the abrasive can have for powder coatings


What significance does PaintExpo have for your company?

As a supplier of abrasives for surface preparation before coating, PaintExpo is the most important trade fair for our customers from the coating industry and painting technology.

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