As part of its commitment to greater sustainability and cost-efficiency in metal pretreatment, Henkel is continuously optimizing its conversion coating solutions for aluminum processors. New REACh compliant BONDERITE® products for etch passivation and corrosion protection are chromium-free, allow the toxicity labeling to be removed, and reduce the user’s carbon footprint thanks to fewer active steps. In addition, they also provide significant reductions in product and water consumption.
In its efforts to replace hexavalent chromium (Cr VI) compounds in metal surface treatment, Henkel started to develop alternative technologies many years ago. Today, the company offers a rich portfolio of high-quality conversion products. Moreover, the company has been focusing on reducing the complexity of conversion processes by minimizing the number of required process steps.
“There is a growing demand for aluminum parts in several markets and foremost in e-mobility or architectural,” says Raul Hernandez, Business Development Manager Surface Treatments, Western Europe, for Henkel. “At the same time, aluminum surfaces are increasingly looking to reduce the environmental impact of their processes and products. Our innovative surface pretreatment technologies combine superior conversion results with best-in-class sustainability.”