Decorating with ProKolor® ZP coatings enables the window fabricator to offer its customers a true make-to-order service that eliminates the key disadvantages of the made-from-stock model imposed by the traditional decorative foiling method.
Rather than being limited by a range of standard colours held in inventory by the system supplier, finish painting of fabricated frames gives the fabricator full control over colour, operating processes, inventory and lead times.
|Model Features:||Made-from-Stock (Foil)||Make-to-Order (Paint)|
|Colour Selection||Limited – Colour choice limited to system suppliers’ standard range of colours. Increased colour choice only possible with increased profile inventory.||Limitless – Coatings available in limitless range of colours without impact on profile inventory.|
|Finish Choice||Low – More finishes means more stock and more inventory.||High – Multiple finishes available with no impact on stock and inventory levels.|
|In-House Decoration||No – High cost limits application process to larger fabricators and system suppliers.||Yes – Spray booths are available in multiple sizes at modest cost.|
|Investment & Operating Costs||High – High investment, energy, start-up and material costs. High stock holding and warehouse costs, long set-up times.||Low – Low investment, energy, warehousing, start-up and material costs. Short set-up times.|
|Order Flexibility||Low – A choice between long lead-times or high stock levels.||High – Short lead-times and limitless colour choice with a minimum batch size of 1 frame.|
Which Model is Right for You?
If you are new to coatings and spray painting, ProKolor® will help you to find the operating model which is best for you. We can help you decide whether to first offer bespoke colours as an extra or switch standard colours to coatings as well; whether to install a small manual booth or a more efficient spray and cure line and how the benefits will repay the related investment.
Conversion and Project Management
At ProKolor® we are here to ensure your conversion to our product is as smooth and easy as possible. We understand that each customers’ requirements are unique, so whether you require full turnkey project management for the installation and set-up of spray equipment or guidance on converting from solvent-based to water-based paints, ProKolor® offers the right solution for you.
If you believe colour choice is the future of your business and you choose to convert to ProKolor®, we will also support you in the process of promoting colour to your customers. Through marketing materials, content support for your website and benefits training for your team, we can ensure that the end customer is aware and fully confident in your bespoke coloured products.
24hr delivery on standard RAL colours
All standard RAL colours can be mixed and dispatched within 24 hours.
3-day matching and delivery on bespoke colours
Customer specific colours can be matched and dispatched within 3 days of request (or receipt of a colour sample).
The ProKolor® management team have over 35 years of experience in the coatings industry covering areas from business strategy to product management and operations through to R&D. By utilizing our broad experience we can offer you a truly bespoke solution to meet your coating needs. ProKolor® maintains a close working relationship with Zobel Chemie GmbH, giving us access to a team of coating development and application experts who can bring the latest innovations and insights in water-based coatings for PVCu.
ProKolor® offer the following technical sevices to our customers: