What is

Burn-off is a process that uses heat-cleaning ovens (also called burn-off ovens) to remove organic materials adhering to metals in preparation for powder coating or other finishes. Burn-off is an efficient alternative to hazardous chemicals and sandblasting.

How does it work?

The burn-off oven may reach temperatures of up to 900 degrees, in the absence of oxygen. Sensors activate water misters to keep the oven cool and to prevent flames from spreading.

Solvents and hydrocarbons convert to vapor at around 250 degrees, leaving carbon and inorganic substances behind. The substance begins to burn at a temperature of roughly 500 degrees and continues for around two hours. During this period, the carbon is converted to carbon dioxide. The leftover ash is removed manually, usually with a power washer. This cleans the metal and prepares it for reuse.

The Burn-off process

Cost Saving


Cost Saving

Minimal Labor


Minimal Labor

Quick Turnaround Time


Quick Turnaround Time

Environmentally Friendly


Environmentally Friendly


  • Burn-off ovens use heat to remove almost all organic substances from paint and powder coating lines.
  • The ovens may be used to clean a wide range of items regardless of size or shape. Racks, hooks, baskets, load bars, grates, and fittings are examples of these.
  • Burn off ovens may be used for both steel and aluminum materials.
  • It is suitable for cleaning both small and large quantities.
  • A roll-out cart mechanism makes it simple to load the components into the oven.


Painting and Powder Coating

Fixtures carrying materials through a coating line can accumulate overspray. Regular cleaning of such fixtures via burn-off is required to maintain functionality.


Plastics Processing

Plastic can cover extrusion and molding equipment during production. Burn-off can remove plastic even in the most miniscule places.


Electric Motor Rewinding

When rewinding engine motors, burn-off can remove the insulating resin from copper windings and soften the copper wire for easy extraction.


Automotive Engine and Parts Rebuilding

Burn-off can remove oil and grease from engine components, as well as debond brake shoes and strip insulating resin from electric alternators.