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Paints, Inks and Coatings

  • Bulk Transfer
  • Storage
  • Mixing
  • Pigment Transfer
  • Dispersion
  • Straining and filling applications

The paint, ink, and coating industry relies heavily on precise and efficient pumping systems to handle a wide range of raw materials and finished products. In this context, AODD (Air-Operated Double Diaphragm) pumps, such as those manufactured by Iwaki Air, play a pivotal role in facilitating various processes essential for production and application.

Bulk Transfer and Storage

Iwaki Air AODD pumps are exceptionally well-suited for bulk transfer and storage operations within the paint, ink, and coating industry. Their robust construction and air-driven design make them ideal for handling a diverse array of fluids, including solvents, resins, and pigments. Equipped with durable diaphragms and check valves, Iwaki Air pumps ensure reliable performance and minimal maintenance requirements, even in demanding environments.

In storage applications, Iwaki Air AODD pumps are integrated into storage tanks and silos to facilitate efficient filling and emptying operations. Their versatile design allows for easy installation and compatibility with various container configurations. Furthermore, Iwaki Air pumps incorporate innovative features such as leak-free air distribution systems and self-priming capabilities, ensuring safe and efficient handling of volatile or hazardous substances.

Mixing and Dispersion

Iwaki Air AODD pumps excel in mixing and dispersion applications, where precise control of fluid flow and consistency is paramount. These pumps are widely utilized to blend pigments, binders, solvents, and additives, ensuring uniformity and homogeneity in formulations. With adjustable flow rates and reversible operation, Iwaki Air pumps enable operators to achieve optimal mixing ratios and desired rheological properties.

Moreover, Iwaki Air AODD pumps play a crucial role in dispersion processes, contributing to the effective distribution of solid particles within liquid mediums. Their gentle pumping action minimizes shear forces and agglomeration, resulting in finely dispersed suspensions with enhanced color intensity and stability. Additionally, Iwaki Air pumps offer versatility in handling a wide range of viscosities and shear-sensitive materials, making them indispensable for achieving superior product quality.

Pigment Transfer and Color Matching

Iwaki Air AODD pumps are widely utilized for the precise transfer and dosing of pigments and colorants in the paints, inks, and coatings industry. Equipped with accurate metering mechanisms and adjustable stroke lengths, these pumps enable precise control over pigment addition, facilitating consistent color reproduction and formulation accuracy. The non-electric design of Iwaki Air pumps ensures intrinsically safe operation, making them suitable for handling flammable or explosive materials commonly used in pigment formulations.

Furthermore, Iwaki Air AODD pumps support color matching processes by enabling operators to adjust flow rates and mixing ratios in real-time. Their robust construction and corrosion-resistant materials ensure long-term reliability and compatibility with a wide range of pigments and additives. Integrated with advanced controls and monitoring systems, Iwaki Air pumps facilitate efficient color matching operations, minimizing waste and optimizing production efficiency.

Straining and Filtration

In straining and filtration applications, Iwaki Air AODD pumps offer superior performance and reliability, ensuring the purity and quality of paints, inks, and coatings. These pumps are utilized to recirculate formulations through filtration units, removing impurities and ensuring consistent product quality. With self-priming capabilities and variable flow control, Iwaki Air pumps enable precise adjustment of recirculation rates, optimizing filtration efficiency and throughput.

Moreover, Iwaki Air AODD pumps are integrated into inline strainers and bag filters to prevent clogging and protect downstream equipment from contamination. Their intrinsically safe air-operated design eliminates the risk of sparking or ignition, making them suitable for use in hazardous environments. Additionally, Iwaki Air pumps feature easy-to-clean construction and minimal dead spaces, minimizing product loss and facilitating efficient cleaning and maintenance procedures.


Iwaki Air AODD pumps play a critical role in the paints, inks, and coatings industry, offering unmatched reliability, versatility, and performance across a wide range of applications. From bulk transfer and storage to mixing, dispersion, pigment transfer, and filtration, these pumps provide the precision and efficiency necessary for meeting the stringent demands of modern production environments. By leveraging innovative technologies and superior engineering, Iwaki Air pumps continue to set the benchmark for excellence in fluid handling solutions, driving innovation and productivity in the paints, inks, and coatings industry.