ZinKlad moves into India

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LPS  and Sundram become ZinKlad Approved Applicators

MacDermid India are very pleased to add LPS (Rohtak) and Sundram Fasteners (Krishnapuram) to our list of ZinKlad Approved Applicators (ZAPs). The approval of these new ZAPs reflects the growing importance of surface finishing to global automotive standards in india market.

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The majority of fasteners in India today are consumed by the developing automotive sector. With global OEM’s such as Ford, Honda and Hyundai  now manufacturing vehicles for both domestic and export sales, the use of hexavalent chromium free passivates is becoming an important factor in this supply chain.

LPS

Lakshmi Precision Screws Ltd, established in 1972, provides high tensile fastening technology globally. having Joint Ventures, License Agreements, and Alliances with different fastening companies worldwide.  The Company is located in Rohtak (Haryana) just sixty kilometers from New Delhi.

Bolts plated in ZinKlad 1000

LPS offer ZinKlad 250 and ZinKlad 1000

Recently LPS has established two operating units, one in Rohtak and another in Industrial Modal Town, Manesar. Collectively all the four units have a total production capacity of 25,000 metric tons (MT) per annum.

LPS also caters to the needs of  wind energy, oil & gas, locomotives, agriculture equipment and machine building industries.

Sundram Fasteners

ZinKlad 250 plating

Sundram offer ZinKlad 250 finish

Part of the US based TVS Group and headquartered in Chennai, Sundram Fasteners has become a supplier of choice to leading customers in the automotive and industrial segments worldwide.

Over the years, the Company has acquired cutting-edge technological competencies in forging, metal forming, close-tolerance machining, heat treatment, surface finishing and assembly. Manufacturing locations are supported by engineering and design personnel working on new product design and development.

The product range consists of high-tensile fasteners, powder metal components, cold extruded parts, hot forged components, radiator caps, automotive pumps, gear shifters, gears and couplings, hubs and shafts, tappets and iron powder.

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Launched 10 years ago to help automotive engineers specify the right products to meet End of Life Vehicle requirements it has enabled many global OEM’s to specify higher standards than they had previously achieved.

Today ZinKlad represents not only the best method for achieving hexavalent chromium free performance coatings, but also:

  • Approved applicators: Applying these products to a common audited standard ensures the same coating performance throughout the applicator base.
  • High performance: Exceeding corrosion resistance of hexavalent chromate systems and exceptionally consistent torque and tension characteristics.
  • Global consistency: Wherever ZinKlad coatings are applied, applicators know they are using the same high performance products.

Of course, compliance with legislation, such as ELV & RoHS, and predictable torque-tension performance continue to be essential requirements. ZinKlad continues to deliver on all of these needs.

ZinKlad Welcomes…Retsacoat – Portugal

Congratulations to the Retsacoat team seen receiving there new ZinKlad certificate from Daniel Algar and Belina Raposo MacDermid Portugal.

RETSACOATTratamentos de Superficies Metálicas Lda, leading company in thermal and anti-corrosive treatments, started its activity in 2001. Retsacoat is a member of the Pecol business group. This partnership has been essential for the development of our current surface treatments.

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Retsacoat started as lamellar (dip spin) zinc applicators inPortugal. In 2006, as a result of the Cr VI restriction in surface treatments, we became approved for the application of chromium-free lamellar zinc processes.

These thin film anti-corrosive treatments are the best alternative for a great number of parts. For example, the absence of chemical pickling eliminates the risk of hydrogen embrittlement. The thin thickness and integrated lubrication, allows a perfect assembly, even with small metric screws. Lubrication, an increasingly important issue, allows us to meet these market demands.

Recently we completed our portfolio of electrolytic treatments with the implementation of a fully automatic line for zinc, zinc nickel and zinc iron.

The support and collaboration of MacDermid has been fundamental. From the beginning of 2012, we are the first company in Portugal certified with the process ZinKlad 250 and ZinKlad 1000. With these new processes, we offer our customers the best solution in electrolytic finishing processes.

For lubrication of the ZinKlad finishes we offer both Torque ‘n’ Tension 11, and Torque ‘n’ Tension 15. Collectively these provide the optimal controlling the coefficient of friction characteristics.

Strategy

Retsacoat have always been a pioneer in the latest equipment and finishing technology. We have implemented fully automatic lines that allow us to deliver finishes of high quality and consistency, at very competitive prices and with a reduced time for deliveries.

Quality

Quality is always a high priority for us. All surface and thermal treatments require a perfect control, both of the processes and finished product. In our in-house laboratories we carry out the most demanding tests including hardness testing, deposit observations by microscope, neutral spray salt, measurements of thickness by X-ray and also coefficients of friction.

Environment

Our concern for the environment has always been an essential part of the process development. Effluent gases such as liquid heat and finishing treatments are controlled by our in-house treatment equipment.

RETSACOAT – the solution for your mechanical parts.  http://www.retsacoat.pt/

ZinKlad…Supporting the highest quality standards

The ZinKlad™ quality assurance programme is taking on the challenges for high performance automotive coatings of the future. Introduced 10 years ago, ZinKlad has enabled many global OEM’s to specify higher standards than they achieved with previous, hexavalent chromium based coatings.

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ZinKlad for high performance ELV compliant coating

In the new globalising world, OEM’s must change and adapt, and ZinKlad continues to respond to these requirements worldwide. Today ZinKlad offers high performance coatings, proven consistent quality and a global network of approved applicators.

Of course, compliance with legislation, such as ELV & RoHS, and predictable torque-tension performance continue to be essential requirements. ZinKlad continues to deliver on all of these needs.

So as we move into the future, you can be sure that the high corrosion resistant coatings, freedom from proscribed materials and consistent friction control, will remain today as true as when ZinKlad was first specified.

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