High performance blue passivate for zinc nickel surfaces
Tridur® DB is Atotech’s newest member of the Tridur® family. It is a fluoridefree, two-component deep blue passivate for alkaline and acid zinc nickel surfaces. Suitable for rack and barrel applications, Tridur® DB produces an even, attractive deep blue finish even on complex-shaped parts.
Tridur® DB has a wide working window for blue appearance and an outstanding corrosion performance, which makes it a perfect alternative to standard thickfilm passivates. Up to 1,000 hours against white corrosion are achievable without even applying a sealer. When used with a sealer it provides even higher corrosion resistance results while giving a stainless steel appearance on acidic zinc nickel electroplated surfaces.
Another remarkable benefit of Tridur® DB is the extraordinary lifetime. Due to a high pH (4.0 – 4.5), the metal dissolution rate is reduced considerably during passivation. Optionally, a cobalt-free version of Tridur® DB with the same features in terms of corrosion protection and deep blue appearance is available.
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Highest corrosion protection combined with excellent appearance
Corrosil® Plus 319L is Atotech’s latest addition to the well-known Corrosil® range of sealers. This versatile sealer can be applied to all zinc and zinc alloy surfaces. Specifically developed to meet the needs of the automotive industry, Corrosil® 319L provides a coefficient of friction of 0.15μ ±0.03 for barrel applications.
Corrosil® Plus 319L is an acrylic water-based sealer, combining the corrosion protection performance of an inorganic sealer with the polished appearance and wetting properties of an organic sealer.
This toxic solvent-free sealer is perfectly suitable for both, rack and barrel applications. Especially when used on rack, the deposited film provides a sleek, glossy appearance making it the ideal choice for black surfaces. Nonetheless, excellent results in terms of corrosion and appearance are also achieved when used on silver surfaces.
Corrosil® Plus 319L supplies superior resistance to white rust, even on complex-shaped parts.
The new sealer's make-up solution requires less chemical material, helping to reduce both internal costs and external environmental impact.
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Fluoride-free passivate for acid and alkaline zinc plating processes
EcoTri® NF is Atotech’s new fluoride-free, iridescent thickfilm passivate for acid and alkaline zinc applications. Because EcoTri® NF operates at a low temperature (between 20-45 °C), the zinc dissolution rate is reduced considerably during passivation. This results in lower levels of metal discharge in the wastewater. Another benefit is that the make-up solution requires less chemistry. By helping to reduce both internal costs and external environmental impact, this product is representative of Atotech’s role in the industry’s future. EcoTri® NF also provides customers with a wide range of color options, combining protection with an attractive appearance.
EcoTri® NF is suitable for use with Atotech's Tricotect® regeneration system that allows for the continuous and selective removal of iron and zinc build-ups from passivate solutions, ensuring constant high plating quality and preventing hazing and discoloration of passivate films.
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Atotech’s Nichem MP 1188 supports the mid-phosphorous EN process.
Carlyle, which also owns the Axalta Coating Systems brand, is a global alternative asset manager positioned in Asia, Europe and the United States through its significant range of investments.
These processes are formulated for high efficiency, high hardness, fast plating speed and high wear resistance in applications with high corrosion resistance demands.
This process is designed to be environmentally friendly and operates with liquid products only, eliminating the risk of toxic dusts.
LEDs are widely used in the electronics and automotive industries, together with household and road lighting applications. Silver plating of the LED substrate can be carried out via conventional rack or reel-to-reel plating procedures.
Cadillac Plating runs its zinc lines 24 hours a day, and doesn’t lock its doors even when customer parts are still waiting to be plated
Michigan zinc plater works round the clock for customers.
Owners Shawn Ritchie and Tait Krejci take an unorthodox approach to success.
This paper will introduce an advanced alternative to Pb and Cd-free electroless nickel processes, which is completely free of toxic heavy metal (THM) stabilizers. The process and deposit characteristics will be discussed and compared to the traditionally Pb stabilized electroless nickel.
By improving tribological properties as well as corrosion resistance, hard chromium plating can lower energy consumption of moving parts and machinery, reduce the need to replace parts frequently, leading to reduced waste and improved efficiency.
Atotech held its second Plating on Plastics (POP) summit in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on April 15.
Company provided several technical presentations on POP and decorative plating and introduced their new Cr(VI)-free etch technology.
Atotech – Sur/Fin 2014, Booth 207
Atotech’s Adhemax is an electroless process for decorative plating on plastics, including most plate-able ABS, PP and ABS/PC blends.
Presentations were tailored to meet the needs of OEM’s, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, as well as job shops.
Atotech has signed agreements with Case Western Reserve University to enhance development of the company’s global metallization technology, and support its material science and application failure analysis activities in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Atotech will present ELeVEN HP 910, a high-phosphorus electroless nickel process for steel and aluminum substrate materials.
Atotech will demonstrate Zinni ST AF 210, an acid zinc nickel electrolyte that is free of ammonium and boric acid, and suited for mass plating of small, simple-shaped parts in barrel applications as well as direct plating on cast iron.
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ATOTECH - Technology for Tomorrow's Solutions Atotech is one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialty chemicals, equipment, service and solutions for printed circuit board, advanced packaging and semiconductor manufacturing, as well as decorative and functional surface finishing.
ATOTECH - Technology for Tomorrow's Solutions
Atotech is one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialty chemicals, equipment, service and solutions for printed circuit board, advanced packaging and semiconductor manufacturing, as well as decorative and functional surface finishing.
Sustainable development means achieving a harmonious balance between people's needs and the Earth's resources, the balance between benefits and costs on both a short- and long-term basis. This is a more global and integrated way of managing the responsibilities of an international company like Atotech. Wherever Atotech is doing business, sustainable development is always integrated in a very transparent way into our strategy and operations, our responsibilities and our economic, environmental and social commitments.
Leading the Change to Sustainable Technologies
The primary goal of our sustainability concept is to protect the environment, end users, production workers in the industries we serve, as well as our staff. To achieve this aim, we work intensively on developing green alternatives to the conventional processes and systems used in today’s plating industries. Our target is not only to comply with chemical regulations but to raise the standards even higher with our self-imposed commitment to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from our product range.
It is Atotech’s strategy to lead the change to sustainable plating technologies, and we already offer a comprehensive portfolio of environmentally-sound alternatives. With its strong focus on sustainable technologies, Atotech will continue to set benchmarks in the development of environmentally-sound plating processes.
Atotech has a unique network of TechCenters around the world which guarantees an increased capability for customer support on a local level. The TechCenters are fully equipped with pilot plating lines and offer analytical and materials science methods for all kinds of testing.
In addition, TechCenters play a crucial role in the introduction and establishment of new, more environmentally-friendly processes and production solutions. Our green technologies are the result of intense R&D efforts and a genuine commitment to sustainability, and they have increasingly gained customers’ trust due to many trials and demonstration runs at our TechCenters.
From Routine Analyses to Pilot Production
Production-sized pilot plating lines make it possible to carry out qualification runs under production scale conditions, customer sampling and pilot production. Our state-of-the-art analytical and materials sciences laboratories are fully equipped with cutting-edge scientific tools and allow for the examination of customer samples with routine analyses and sophisticated or even customized examinations.
Hands-on Training in a Production-scale Environment
Atotech TechCenters allow us to continually develop our internal expertise, to encourage the exchange of ideas, and to provide a platform for external training – which in turn helps improve the knowledge of our customers’ staff.
Best Support – Just Around the Corner
Thanks to Atotech's TechCenters, its R&D and customer support staff are always close at hand, supplying teams of experts that can provide support and consulting services in every business situation and for every technical requirement.
Research and Development
R&D as Key Role
Atotech provides its customers with innovative technologies, resulting from intense research and development efforts. To consistently stay one step ahead, Atotech considers R&D an essential tool in all of its strategic business activities and decisions. Being at the forefront of the next generation of technology is an extensive and cost-intensive exercise, but one supported by the company’s expenditures for scientific-support studies of the product and process-related development, continuous upgrade of its R&D facilities, the ever-increasing number of PhDs working on diverse R&D projects, and collaborations within the industries we serve to find future manufacturing solutions.
Alongside leading manufacturers and OEMs, Atotech operates a global R&D network, which co-develops new production ideas in order to drive innovation. Atotech's global R&D teams seek out new paths and set benchmarks for the development of sustainable plating processes. Their skills are not only reflected in the quality of our products, but can also be seen in the steadily increasing number of Atotech patents.
Technology for Tomorrow’s Solutions
Atotech owns an extensive patent portfolio, a large part of which helps to protect proprietary green and future technologies. Additionally, an important part of the patent portfolio covers existing Atotech processes and equipment. In both process chemistry and equipment development, we focus on alternative manufacturing processes. These alternative processes include technologies which are environmentally friendlier, more cost-effective and offer a higher innovative technical benefit than conventional processes.
In-Depth R&D Partnerships
Atotech maintains close partnerships with customers and OEMs, institutes, universities and other companies to strengthen R&D activities and expedite the development of future technologies.
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Atotech was founded in 1993, when the Elf Atochem Group merged its M&T Harshaw operations with Schering Electroplating Division having a deep history in electroplating dating back to 1901. Today, Atotech is a direct subsidiary of the world's fifths-largest oil and gas company Total, created from the merger of TotalFina and Elf Aquitaine in 2000.
As the fifth largest chemical company, Total holds leading positions in Europe and throughout the world in each of the following markets: Petrochemicals, Fertilizers, Specialty Chemicals for consumer as well as industrial markets. Being part of the chemical branch of the oil and gas group Total, Atotech has access to substantial resources and benefits from production, R&D and distribution synergies within this major company.