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Werner Richtering will host the plenary “Decorative and functional coatings for automotive applications” on Thursday, June 28, 9.30 -10.10 in room 1

Atotech is this year’s name sponsor of the SMT>32 main conference hall. Here we will present the latest developments in surface modification technologies and their industrial applications.

Atotech´s Werner Richtering PhD, R&D Manager cleaners and pretreatment for general metal finishing, will also host the plenary “Decorative and functional coatings for automotive applications” on Thursday, June 28.

The talk will give an overview of the challenges the surface finishing industry is facing from worldwide chemical legislation over new technologies to cost pressure in order to meet the automotive OEM roadmaps not only for technology developments but also for reduced environmental impacts of their operations.

New developments in the area of functional corrosion resistant coatings will be presented with a focus on trivalent chromium based passivates of Zn-alloy coatings. The talk will cover aspects of accelerated corrosion testing and surface modifications to enhance both decorative and functional properties for interior and exterior automotive applications.

The plenary “Decorative and functional coatings for automotive applications” will be held on Thursday, June 28, 9.30 -10.10 in room 1

The annual International SMT Conference provides a platform for bringing together new relevant topics within the field of surface engineering to foster research and international cooperation among scientists and engineers.

Conference: International Conference on Surface Modification Technologies
Date: June 27 – 29, 2018
Venue: Gipuzkoa Science and Technology Park, Paseo Mikeletegi 53, Edificio Central, 20009 Donostia – San Sebastian
Atotech booth no.: 305

For more information, please visit: http://www.smt32.org/