European Symposium 2015






European Symposium 2015


Dörken MKS-Systeme held its annual international meeting at European level in Berlin on 19 and 20 November. 120 participants from ten countries – including OEMs, coaters and plant constructors – took up the invitation to the German capital. An optimistic opening paper was delivered by Dr. Martin Welp, Managing Director of Dörken MKS-Systeme, on current developments in the markets, with the VDA figures for September and October showing positive, dynamic growth in the western European car market and the best September in 15 years in the USA. There was a rich vein of content, including papers on the subject of the new corrosion tests in practical use and the status of the VOC after-treatment units for increased environmental protection as well as new findings concerning the DELTA-PROTEKT® KL 120 high-performance product. Orkan Sahin of the Turkish fastener manufacturer Norm Civata spoke on the subject of “Fatigue in galvanic surfaces and zinc flake systems”. The second day of the event focused on cost-efficient zinc flake coating via optimised plant and application technology. Representatives of the plant engineering firms WMV Apparatebau GmbH & Co. KG, Forplan AG, Ernst Reinhardt GmbH, dh surfaces-solutions e.U. and SIDASA delivered impressive examples from practical use, providing food for thought. The participants at the symposium praised the high standard of the papers, with numerous practical benefits for everyday tasks, but also enjoyed the fact that the schedule allowed ample time to exchange experiences and network.