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19 MAY 2022 | 15H (CET) | ONLINE

Chemical pretreatment of metal surfaces prior to coating application

We will explore the depth of metal surface pretreatment approaches in application technology.

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About the Short Course

An efficient pretreatment is absolutely necessary to achieve the required coating properties such as adhesion, corrosion protection, resistance to diverse mechanical and chemical, as well as environmental influences and stresses and, last but not least, a defect-free surface finish. In general, all material surfaces are in a non-adhesive surface condition after manufacturing, joining and mechanical treatments. Therefore, the metal surfaces to be coated must be cleaned and pretreated appropriately according to the requirements of the metallic material and the required coating properties. In the industrial sector, pretreatment is usually carried out in a multi-stage process, starting with cleaning and degreasing, followed by pickling and conversion treatments.
The presentation will provide insights into the nature of metal surfaces and the important prerequisites for coating wetting process to achieve good adhesion of the coating. The individual process steps are outlined with their chemistry and resulting changes in micromorphology, especially the conversion layers produced. The special requirements of multi-metal pretreatment and solutions will be described. In addition, replacement technologies for the high standards of zinc phosphating and chromating pretreatments which have been used for decades and new thin film pretreatments are special focuses of the presentation.


Dr. Ulrich Christ

Dr. Ulrich Christ

Professor Paint Application Technology

Dr. Ulrich Christ studied chemistry at the University of Stuttgart with a focus on polymer chemistry and received his doctorate from the Research Institute for Pigments and Coatings. (FPL). He then worked in industry for over 20 years - first in the development and application technology of pigments and silicas and then in the development of architectural and industrial coatings. In 2008, he returned to FPL, where he has been in charge of paint chemical application technology with a focus on corrosion protection, long-term resistance and short-term testing of coatings since its integration into Fraunhofer IPA.

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Technicians, staff from R&D, application technology, quality management and technical marketing who need to quickly familiarise themselves with a new topic and get an instant overview.

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 3.00pm - 5.00pm

145€ EC Short Course
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