FRM AIRCON: What can be done to improve the personal protective equipment for auto body painters?
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The professional auto body painter works in an extreme environment, where the painter faces constant movement, ever-changing working situations and pressure to deliver a flawless paint job: the paint booth. The temperature in the paint booth is high, often around 30˚ Celsius. The floor is very hard, made of metal grid or concrete, and the painter usually has to move around a lot, at least 9 km per day. For this project I chose to focus on the painter’s work footwear as a major part of the personal protective equipment. My goal is to create a new standard in working shoes, specifically made for this environment and context. A comfortable shoe that could withstand heat, paint dust and wear. A shoe that is made for its users: the FRM AIRCON.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 100 p.
auto body painter, extreme environment, paint booth, footwear, shoes
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-125440OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-125440DiVA: diva2:968104
Subject / course
Examensprojekt kandidatprogrammet i Industridesign
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design
Gustavsson, JohanLindoro, Francisco
Sihlén, Per, lektor, programansvarig