Plaforization™ is said to be a simple, economical and environmentally-friendly solution to metal pretreatment. Using a chemical process, it cleans, phosphates and seals all in one simple step. Treat the parts for one minute, drip/blow them off, dry them and they’re ready for painting. Plaforization™ is said to be heat-free, sludge-free and water-free. Oils on the parts are captured by the chemical process and incorporated into a one-micron seal that improves powder and liquid paint adhesion. Because the oils are trapped in the one-micron seal, there is no sludge to dump and no need ever to change the bath. The process offers flexibility in plant design as it is suitable for dip or flowcoat installations. It is designed to work on almost all metals, simultaneously if needed. And since it is virtually VOC-free and operates at room temperature, it is the environmentally-responsible choice for metal pretreatment.