Currently, we are using both Henkel and PPG products; with experience in the following substrates;
- cold rolled steel
- galvanized steel, and
We are able to accommodate custom requests, studies, or trials on industry standard test coupons for R&D purposes.
We can perform contamination studies and after coating we can perform a corrosion and other mechanical testing in our ISO17025, A2LA Accredited Environmental Testing Laboratory.
Zinc Phosphate Pre-Treatment
Auto Technology is capable of a 6 step pre-treatment process:
Step 1 – An alkaline degreasing solution that removes contaminants
Step 2 – Water rinse to remove any solution from the previous step
Step 3 – A Zinc conversion solution to prep for the Zinc phosphate coating
Step 4 – Zinc phosphate coating to improve E-Coating adhesion and uniformity
Step 5 – Water rinse to remove any zinc phosphate
Step 6 – Deionized water rinse to ensure no contaminates enter the E-Coat bath
A liquid paint system and a rectifier are used to E-Coat the substrate followed by curing the coating in a gas oven.
Research & Development Coating Services