Berlin, September 5, 2022 – Atotech, a brand within the Materials Solutions Division of MKS Instruments, develops leading process and manufacturing technologies for advanced surface modification, electroless and electrolytic plating, and surface finishing, is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming ZVO Oberflächentage conference in Leipzig, Germany, which will be held on September 14  ̶  16, 2022.

The conference and the accompanying industrial exhibition have become increasingly important over the years. National and international exhibitors from the electroplating and surface finishing industry as well as from science and services will exclusively showcase their offerings (or technologies, or innovations). The  program for the congress consists of a total of 88 lectures which focus on climate neutrality,energy and resource efficiency, the importance of electroplating for sustainable energy production and storage, Cr(VI) legislation and future alternatives, functional coatings and cathodic corrosion protection.

We will contribute to the  “Climate neutrality, energy and resource efficiency” session with a presentation. On Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 5:10 p.m. CEST, Tomislav Maric will present the topic: “Process-optimized zinc flake coatings for environmentally conscious use of resources and reduced CO2 footprint”.

Special product and technological features will comprise of:

Cr(VI)-free chrome-plating solutions:

For decades, Atotech has invested in the development of Cr(VI)-free technologies. Today, we offer  production-proven, REACH-compliant plating solutions for decorative and hard chrome applications.

Covertron®  ̶  Cr(VI)-free plastics pretreatments, performance, yields and quality similar to traditional Cr(VI) processes

TriChrome®  ̶  Cr(VI)-free decorative chromium plating encompassing the whole color palette – ranging from a bright, silver appearance to darker shades

BluCr®  ̶  The safer and more sustainable alternative to hexavalent hard-chrome plating with low friction and good wear-resistance properties

Auxiliary equipment solutions:

Using Atotech auxiliary equipment ranging from ion exchange systems for Cr(III) passivates, nickel or trivalent chrome plating electrolytes to regeneration systems for zinc nickel electrolytes and an electrodialysis system for electroless nickel plating demonstrates that cost-effectiveness and technology advantages can go hand in hand with environmental protection.

CMA (Compact Membrane Anode): A new generation of membrane technology for alkaline zinc nickel electrolytes

Join Tomislav Maric for his presentation and visit us at booth #18 to have a discussion with our surface finishing experts aboutthe latest trends as well as products and equipment we offer to the industry.

Hall 1 | Session 4: “Climate neutrality, energy and resource efficiency”

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Time: 5:10 p.m. CEST

Duration: 30 min

Presenter: Tomislav Maric

Presentation topic: “Process-optimized zinc flake coatings for environmentally conscious use of resources and reduced CO2 footprint”


Conference: ZVO Oberflächentage

Date: September 14  ̶  16, 2022

Venue: CCL (Congress Center Leipzig)

Location: Leipzig, Germany

Booth no.: 18