Always keeping health and

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Sustainable technology

Atotech has defined time-bound targets to eliminate the use of harmful substances from our products and processes. This is in-line with our corporate priority to promote utmost health and safety at our workplace and customer sites. In order to meaningfully limit our footprint we constantly introduce sophisticated production practices and evaluate smarter alternatives.

Today, we are the partner of choice when it comes to delivering solutions that balance profitability with sustainability.

Environmentally responsible chemical processes for today

Cr(VI)-free processes for zinc post-treatment and chrome plating
Cr and Co-free passivates for zinc plating
Cr(VI), Co, Ni, Cd and other heavy metals-free zinc flake technology
CN-free alkaline zinc, copper, silver processes and zincates
Ni-free processes as alternative to satin nickel in decorative applications for consumer goods (electronics, cosmetics, etc.)
Pb, Cd and toxic heavy metal stabilizer-free electroless nickel processes for electroless nickel plating and the pretreatment of plastics
Boric acid-free acid zinc and acid zinc nickel processes
Pb-free and NPE-free tin processes for electronic applications
Cl–free palladium nickel process for connector applications
Ni and Co-free hard gold processes for connector applications
Non-PFOS, Non-PFC mist suppressants for decorative and functional Cr(VI) plating applications
Liquid chromium replenishment products for decorative and functional chrome plating with greater user-friendliness
Borate, NPE and phosphate-free cleaners
Long-life, low-temperature cleaners utilizing biotechnology
Phosphate and P-free cleaners, adhesion promoters and zirconium pretreatment coatings for various coating types (powder paint, wet paint, E-coat, enamel)
Chlorinated solvent-free, substrate-preserving paint stripping processes
Biodegradable NPE and PFOS-free acid cleaner
Boron-free acid cleaners
Direct palladium on copper
EDTA-free electroless copper for high-tech processes
Fluoride-free metal strippers
Formaldehyde-free electroless copper
Methanol-free passivation
Metal stabilizer-free electroless nickel
Nickel-free electroless copper
Lead-free alternatives for surface finishing
Reduction of DMAB consumptions
Cyanide-free immersion gold bath
Replacement of biocides for acid cleaners
Replacement of thiourea for NEAP alternatives
Solvent-free silanes

“For us it’s about finding the balance between industrial innovation, sustainability and economic viability.”

Dr. Philip Hartmann, Director R&D General Metal Finishing, Atotech Germany

“We will continue to launch environmentally-responsible
plating solutions in the future.”

Dirk Rohde, R&D Manager electronics,
Atotech Germany

Sustainable technology brochures


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