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MacDermid Unveils ZinKlad

MacDermid Unveils ZinKlad
March 01
10:41 2018

The following is a press release provided to Contact the individual company for additional information.

Waterbury,CT: MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions, a division of MacDermid Performance Solutions, will showcase its range of cutting-edge surface coatings for automotive applications at Fastener Fair USA 2018. Combining unrivaled expertise and pioneering technology, the company will highlight its unique quality assurance program ZinKlad, for ensuring consistent, high-performance surface finishing of fastener components. Visitors to the show can also discover MacDermid Enthone’s new, innovative ZinKlad 750 coating, specifically developed for protecting fasteners used for electrical grounding applications.

At booth 427, MacDermid Enthone will demonstrate its capabilities for the manufacturing of anti-corrosion components with its leading ZinKlad program. Used and approved by renowned automotive companies worldwide, the program has a range of performance levels and audit processes to ensure its global applicators meet the growing industry demand for optimum performance and increased lifespan of automotive fasteners.

Visitors to the two-day event will be able to explore a range of ZinKlad coatings for anti-corrosion:

  • ZinKlad 750, an electroplated deposit especially designed for electrical grounding fasteners in automotive applications. The first of its kind available to the market, ZinKlad 750 consists of 70 – 75% tin that can resist 23 cycles of GMW14872 cyclic corrosion testing or 1,000 hours of neutral salt spray testing;
  • ZinKlad 1000, for use on exterior fasteners for superior quality and appearance. Compared to organic-based alternatives, ZinKlad 1000 offers more control over the thickness of coatings. Additionally, compared to other electroplated sacrificial coatings, it also reduces the effect of hydrogen embrittlement;
  • ZinKlad 1000 B delivers the same high-corrosion resistant performance as ZinKlad 1000, while providing a glossy black appearance. The finish is used by OEMs across the world for its consistent, aesthetic appeal;
  • ZinKlad 250, the original hexavalent chromium-free finish for powertrain fasteners. With low total film thickness and consistent coefficient of friction properties, ZinKlad 250 offers superior corrosion and abrasion resistance, and;
  • ZinKlad 72, used in engine and gearbox applications to give fasteners predictable coefficient of friction properties. The coating provides applicators with several advantages including economical low consumption, cost-effective working temperature and reduced sludge formation

Lammert de Boer, Global Director – ZinKlad, DecoKlad & XMAPP at MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions, said: “Surface treatments are vital for increasing the lifespan of fasteners, as well as improving the perception of quality and ultimate end-user experience. Across the world, automotive OEMs are looking to specify coatings with optimal protection, to maintain consistent and reliable performance.”

“Through a specialist network of approved coating applicators, specifiers can be confident that the same coatings and consistent performance are available worldwide. ZinKlad represents not only the best method for achieving hexavalent chromium-free performance coatings, but also ensures the most stringent industry regulations and standards are met. Through our unrivaled innovation, consistency and expertise, we deliver the highest performing products and services to our customers at the lowest ‘in-use’ cost.”

About MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions:
MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions offers unrivaled innovation for surface treatments in its chosen end use markets. Our technology includes products for anodizing, conversion coatings hardcoat films, plating, phosphating and surface preparation. Our products improve the durability and aesthetics of both metal and plastic surfaces. End use applications include aerospace, automotive, electronics, luxury goods, oil / gas and sanitary fittings. Web:

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