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Arrive safely with Dörken MKS




Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Arrive safely with Dörken MKS


Dörken MKS presented its innovations and solutions for corrosion protection, lightweight construction and sustainability at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt am Main. The solutions from the corrosion experts can be applied to both small and large as well as complex components, such as in the chassis.

The subject of lightweight construction is occupying the minds of the car sector more than ever: new solutions are continuously sought to make cars lighter, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. Coating systems can help reduce material thickness and thereby save weight. At the same time, they protect car components against corrosion, thereby extending the functionality of the components.

Enduring functionality

Dörken MKS contributes to lightweight construction, corrosion protection and sustainability with the aid of its high-performance zinc flake systems. These can be applied in very thin layers – a system comprising a basecoat and a topcoat is just 8–20 µm thick – to both bulk products and large components. In addition, no hydrogen is generated in the coating process and there is therefore no risk of application-related hydrogen-induced stress corrosion cracking. This means the zinc flake coatings are also suitable for high-tensile steel. The low curing temperature also avoids damaging the steel through excessive heat. The zinc flake systems from Dörken MKS therefore not only offer high cathodic corrosion protection and preserve component functionality, they also satisfy the conditions and increasing quality requirements of the manufacturers. The choice of coating system and application technique depend on the component. As a result, visitors to the IAA 2019 could also learn about use of the new innovative room temperature-curing zinc flake products from Dörken MKS, which are especially well suited to components that are too large, bulky or temperature sensitive for standard drying processes.

Conveying of knowledge through expertise

The IAA 2019 also saw the presentation of the new seminar programme of the CORROSION COLLEGE. Under the motto “Learning with Experts”, the corrosion experts of Dörken MKS impart target group-specific knowledge and project-oriented solutions on the subjects of corrosion and corrosion protection. The new 2-2019 seminar programme comprises subjects ranging from factors influencing the corrosion of components to different coating procedures and the inspection and testing of coated components and on to detailed coating processes.

Those interested in “THE CORROSION COLLEGE” seminar programme can click here for further information. There you can also book the seminars.

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