Metal Matters

A podcast for the metals industry

Metals matter. With the right coatings and surface treatments, they make incredible contributions to our daily lives. In this regular podcast series, experts from across the metals industry share their deep knowledge of innovations that can improve efficiency, sustainability and safety – while achieving outstanding performance.

Do you use steel, aluminum or alloys? Do you need cleaners, corrosion protection or paint adhesion? Do you want to cut waste, reduce emissions or eliminate chemicals of concern? Check out our podcast to find the solutions to your biggest challenges…

You can listen to episodes on LinkedIn, YouTube and other platforms as part of our “Bonderite goes around the world” campaign. Enjoy listening to our experts!

Metal Coatings for India, the Middle East and Africa

Episode Five of the Chair on Air podcast features Maziar Salarieh from the India, Middle East and Africa region. He describes his passion for making customers happy by providing innovations and expertise related to functional coatings and metal coil. From digital tech through to sustainable solutions that save energy, materials and money – Maziar and his team put smiles on faces in this growing market.

Anodizing Processes for Aluminum

Episode Four of the Chair on Air podcast features Chris Hanthorn, an expert with over 30 years of metal pretreatment experience. In this discussion, he shares his knowledge of innovative aluminum anodizing solutions. Check out what he said about the latest technologies for every step in this process – from cleaning and etching through to electro-coloring and sealants.

Surface Technologies for Special Vehicles and Construction Machinery

Episode Three of the Chair on Air podcast welcomes our first ever special guest from the Asia Pacific region – Andy Wang. As a metal pretreatment expert, his work focuses on supporting customers with applications for special vehicles and construction equipment. Listen to his insights into market-leading innovations that boost safety, sustainability and cost-efficiency for these tough machines.

Safe and Sustainable Stainless Steel Pickling 

Eric Ardourel is our special guest for Episode Two of the Chair on Air podcast. He is a technical expert in steel and multi-metal pretreatments, and speaks about safe and sustainable stainless steel pickling solutions that do not contain any nitric acid. Eric has almost 20 years of experience in this application and is passionate about innovations that protect metals – while protecting people and the planet too.

25-years of Chrome-free Conversion Coatings for Aluminum

In the first ever episode of our Chair on Air podcast, Raul Hernandez shares his insights into chrome-free conversion coatings for light metals. As a technical engineer and industrial chemistry expert, he tells the story of Henkel’s 25-year history of providing Qualicoat-approved innovations for customers around the globe – and talks about the future of safe, sustainable and cost-effective metal pretreatment.


BONDERITE is the world’s leading brand of surface treatments, coatings, cleaning solutions and lubricants. Its innovative solutions create a competitive advantage for companies across industries and around the globe. The brand is owned by Henkel and has proven track record of reliability, sustainability and performance – supported by its expert team of technical engineers.