Metal Pretreatment Without Iron, Zinc Phosphates

Bulk Chemicals will showcase its ZircaSil technology, a metal pretreatment designed to replace traditional iron and zinc phosphates.

Bulk Chemicals will showcase its ZircaSil technology, a metal pretreatment designed to replace traditional iron and zinc phosphates. This homogeneous inorganic coating forms a layer of a nano-metallic matrix on metal surfaces that is uniform and protective, and thinner than iron and zinc phosphates, but equal in performance, the company says. It can be applied by spray or immersion process and can be used for virtually all metals. Advantages include faster process times, fewer chemicals, lower energy costs and lower water usage. 

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Finishing Pavilion at Fabtech: An Inside Look

In just its second year, the Chemical Coaters Association International’s Finishing Technologies Pavilion and Conference will double in size when North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, finishing and welding conference and exhibition, Fabtech 2011, is held Nov. 14-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago.