The HandyCoatTM coating system: a breakthrough in beverage can coating

The HandyCoat base and overvarnish coaters represent a breakthrough in beverage can coating, offering a time and cost-saving alternative to classic full wheels. Based on the HandyBase coater core, the solution features HandySleeve coater coverings, which are coated with Hannecard’s renowned Monkal polyurethane, a unique covering quality developed expressly for paint and varnish applications, combining perfect coating quality with a long lifetime.

” The sleeves are lightweight and easy to manipulate. For us, the ease of changing the sleeves, and the quick payback time are most important. ”

Technical Manager

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Improved ergonomics

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Very fast changeover

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Longer lifetime

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Return on investment

How it works

With the HandyCoat system, the coater covering is separated from the coater core. The soft coater covering is cast on a glass fibre sleeve (HandySleeve), which can be easily and safely mounted and demounted on the HandyBase coater core, which is designed specifically for HandyCoat. Available for a full range of can sizes, the system allows operators to change coat wheels in approximately five minutes, compared to the 30 minutes required for other systems. Operators don’t have to remove or even lift the wheel, reducing physical demands by as much as 75%, streamlining the wheel change process further.

Saving time and money with HandyCoat

In designing HandyCoat, developers focused on the drawbacks of traditional coating systems – the weight of the coating wheel and the length of time required to change it – and created a solution to eliminate these bottlenecks, while providing top-quality printing results.

These are just some of the benefits of the HandyCoat solution:

  • Very ergonomic operations and handling
  • Reduced maintenance costs and no spindle wear
  • Easy storage
  • Longer lifetime of the coverings
  • Higher ROI
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HandySleeve, HandyBase and Monkal: the technology behind HandyCoat

The HandyCoat base and overvarnish coaters represent a breakthrough in beverage can coating, offering a time and cost-saving alternative to classic full wheels. Based on the HandyBase coater core.

Give HandyCoat a try

It’s easy to trial HandyCoat in your own facility

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” The reduction in weight, the longer lifetime of the coverings, and having the sleeves available in stock were all part of our decision for HandyCoat. The quick payback time is an added benefit. ”

Andrea Dalivigas, Crown Korinthos

” Since installing HandyCoat, we’ve been impressed with the perfect quality of varnish. We are also pleased with the time we save in changing the wheel, and the ergonomic benefits. ”

Process Engineer

” Inventory management and the quality of varnish – these are the main benefits we’ve experienced with HandyCoat. Plus the time savings, and ergonomic improvements, due to the weight of the sleeve compared to the weight of the wheel in total. ”

Thomas Andersen, Ball Packaging Europe