Henkel expands trial of Bonderite coating

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 23 May 2008



(2008), "Henkel expands trial of Bonderite coating", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 55 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/acmm.2008.12855cab.010



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Henkel expands trial of Bonderite coating


Henkel expands trial of Bonderite coating

Article Type: Industrial news From: Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Volume 55, Issue 3.

After a successful trial, Henkel, Madison Heights, MI, has expanded testing of its new Bonderite® conversion coating process. The testing will take place at the Ford Motor Co. Twin Cities manufacturing facility in St Paul, MN. Henkel's new process is the automotive industry's first non- phosphate conversion coating for multi-metal bodies. The technology significantly reduces costs and improves the efficiency of vehicle assembly pretreatment operations while reducing the environmental impact.

The new coating eliminates the problems associated with the conventional zinc-phosphate pretreatments. It eliminates pretreatment sludge, reduces landfill requirements and simplifies wastewater treatment. The coating is free of phosphate, VOC and CO2 equivalent emissions resulting in minimal environmental impact. It is applied at room temperature, reducing utilities and natural resource requirements. With this coating, the pretreatment footprint can be reduced 20-40 percent in a brownfield site as well as in a greenfield operation.

For more details, please visit: www.henkel.com

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