Berlin, October 26, 2022 Atotech, a brand within the Materials Solutions Division of MKS Instruments will exhibit and present at the Automotive Interior Expo Europe taking place from November 8 – 10, 2022 in Stuttgart, Germany.

The Automotive Interiors Expo Europe is a must-see event for Tier 1 or 2 suppliers as well as for interior design teams from car manufacturers and is the platform to represent car interiors from A to Z in Europe. The exhibition features the latest innovations, especially concerning quality, color, texture, touch and feel with a focus on specialty finishes such as metalized plastics.

Our exhibition highlights are:

Championing more sustainable surface finishing solutions like our Cr(VI)-free decorative coatings that comply with REACH and offer a completely hexavalent chromium-free coating sequence starting from pretreating plastic all the way to chrome finishes with a broad color range and associated post-treatment for increased corrosion protection.

Covertron® 600  ̶  Cr(VI)-free plastic pretreatment process offering similar yields and quality performance to traditional Cr(VI) processes and also suitable for a variety of 3D printed materials

TriChrome® series   ̶  Trivalent chromium processes for decorative applications that are suitable for applications using metal or plastic substrates

Solution for flexible printed circuit applications:

ViaKing®  ̶  Enhanced graphite-based direct metallization process. Optimized for high and low volume production needs, ViaKing® offers the highest product reliability and capability

Solutions for automotive electronics:

Printoganth® U Plus  ̶  Market-leading electroless Copper process for HDI and advanced PCB production.  Production proven to provide excellent copper to copper interconnections even under severe thermal shock conditions and meets highest reliability requirements from leading automotive and smartphone OEMs.

Stanna-Q®  ̶  Engineered solution for the production of quad flat, no lead components. The process covers the exposed copper pads on the side of the QFN package by immersion tin to enhance the reliability by formation of 3-dimensional solder joints during assembly.


As part of the Tech Stage program, Bernd Frank, Global OEM Director, will present our expertise in “Cr(VI)-free pretreatment for plastics including additive manufactured polymeric parts” on November 9, 2022, 3:20 – 3:40 p.m.

Visitors to Automotive Interiors Expo Europe are welcome to join MKS’ Atotech technical conference talk and meet our product and technology experts  at our booth 3356 in hall 3.

Conference: Automotive Interiors Expo Europe

Date: November 8  ̶  10, 2022

Venue: Messe Stuttgart, Germany

Booth no.: 3356 | hall 3

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