Global Patent Index - EP 0744222 B1

EP 0744222 B1 2001-03-14 - Process for coating metal strips

Title (en)

Process for coating metal strips

Title (de)

Verfahren zum Beschichten eines metallischen Bandes

Title (fr)

Procédé de revêtement de bandes métalliques

Publication

EP 0744222 B1 (FR)

Application

EP 96400929 A

Priority

FR 9506141 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0744222A1] After depositing a protective or decorative coating on a metallic tape (1), the tape is continuously passed through an induction furnace tunnel (2) having an external casing (4) The tunnel furnace has two sections each provided with cooled induction coils (5). The induction heating bakes the previously deposited coating on the tape and evaporates the solvents contained in the coating material. The solvents are continuously extracted from the furnace. Gas, generally air, is injected into the tunnel at a temperature greater than the dew point of the solvents. Thermal insulation (3) in each section of the sealed tunnel maintains the hot internal walls above the dew point.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B05D 3/02; F26B 3/34; F26B 23/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B05D 3/02 (2006.01); F26B 3/34 (2006.01); F26B 23/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B05D 3/0281 (2013.01); F26B 3/343 (2013.01); F26B 23/022 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE DE GB NL SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0744222 A1 19961127; EP 0744222 B1 20010314; AT 199664 T 20010315; DE 69612031 D1 20010419; DE 69612031 T2 20011115; DE 744222 T1 19970430; FR 2734501 A1 19961129; FR 2734501 B1 19970704; US 5768799 A 19980623

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- Opponent name: EISENMANN MASCHINENBAU KG

2007-04-02 [NLR1] NL: OPPOSITION HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE EPO

- Opponent name: INDUCTOTHERM COATING EQUIPMENT S.A.

2007-04-02 [NLR1] NL: OPPOSITION HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE EPO

- Opponent name: GESELLSCHAFT FUER AERO- UND THERMODYNAMISCHE VERFA

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- Document: DE 69612031 20010419

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- Document: AT 199664 T 20010315

2000-09-27 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

- Free text: PROCESS FOR COATING METAL STRIPS

2000-09-20 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

- Free text: PROCESS FOR COATING METAL STRIPS

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