Italian Fasteners Association

Date:

06.01.2012

Location:

Milano

Topic:

Italian Fasteners Association

Description:

Conference with Italian Fasteners Association about ”Chromium (VI)-free zinc flake coatings – Five years on from the introduction of the EU Vehicle End-of-Life Directive” Working in conjunction with the Italian fastener producers’ association, UPIVEB, Dörken MKS-Systeme put on a conference in Milan on 9th November under the title ‘Chromium (VI)-free zinc flake coatings – Five years on from the introduction of the EU Vehicle End-of-Life Directive’. The conference was attended by 30 representatives of the Italian supplier industry. The theme of the conference was begun with a look back at the introduction and development of chromium (VI)-free zinc flake systems in the Italian market. The agenda’s focus was on special solutions for use on screw joints. Particular attention was given here to the new Delta-Protekt® VH 301.1 GZ topcoat. Delta-Protekt® VH 301.1 GZ is an enhancement of the silica-based seal with inte-grated lubricant. In particularly difficult applications it prevents stick/slip effects when fitting chromium (VI)-free surfaces against KTL-coated parts. The new topcoat can also be screwed against aluminium without any problem and thus fulfils, for example, the specifications of VW’s new norm 1131-1/2.
Speakers from Dörken MKS-Systeme also talked about the ‘optimisation of application processes’. Following the Dörken presentation, there was then a lively discussion about new challenges facing DELTA-MKS® surface systems aimed at jointly devising solutions.