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Effective corrosion protection at the IAA




Frankfurt am Main


Effective corrosion protection at the IAA


12 to 22 September 2019 saw the automotive sector present itself under the motto “Driving tomorrow” at the world-renowned IAA trade fair in Frankfurt. The focus of the exhibitors this year was primarily upon mobility concepts of the future. Once again, Dörken MKS was also present with a stand at the show.

International meeting place for automobile experts

Held every two years, the IAA in Frankfurt (Main) brings together decision makers from throughout the motor vehicle world to examine current vehicle developments and future trends – participants include established manufacturers and suppliers as well as newcomers to the automobile industry, providers of the latest mobility services and innovative tech companies.

Coating solutions for all component requirements

As a specialist for corrosion protection systems in the automotive field, Dörken MKS once again presented highly-effective coating solutions for diverse vehicle components – from screws and fasteners to complex chassis components and on to engine mounts and interiors. One focal point of the stand was the zinc flake coatings that have been used for over 30 years in the automobile industry, proving their worth in millions of applications. These achieve a very high corrosion protection effect at very thin coat thicknesses of just 8–20 μm, making them ideal for components with complex or intricate geometry in particular. Christos Tselebidis, Key Account Manager Global Sales at Dörken MKS, explains: “Our zinc flake systems satisfy the strictest quality standards and automobile specifications of the national and international OEMs. This is what makes them so interesting for the coating of vehicle components of all kinds.”

Positive summary

Despite the fall in visitor numbers, the “CORROSION EXPERTS” declared themselves satisfied with the response at this year’s IAA. Christos Tselebidis: “We were able to make a number of interesting contacts. There is an increase in demand for effective corrosion protection solutions for lightweight construction in particular - our appearance at the fair was therefore certainly worthwhile.”