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ZinKlad™ is the quality assurance program that tackles the challenges for high performance automotive coatings of the future. Specifiers can be confident that the same coatings and consistent performance are available worldwide.

ZinKlad helps automotive engineers to specify the right products in a post hexavalent chromium-free world. The steady evolution of the ZinKlad program, has enabled many global OEM’s to specify ever higher performance standards.

ZinKlad represents not only the best method for achieving hexavalent chromium-free performance coatings, but also:

  • Approved applicators: Applying these products to a common audited standard ensures the same coating performance throughout the applicator base.
  • High performance: Exceeding the corrosion resistance of hexavalent chromate systems and exceptionally consistent torque and tension characteristics.
  • Global consistency: Wherever ZinKlad coatings are applied, applicators know they are using the same high performance products.

Of course, compliance with legislation, such as ELV & RoHS, and predictable torque-tension performance continue to be essential requirements. ZinKlad continues to deliver on all of these needs.                                                                     

The present ZinKlad program contains the following features:

ZinKlad Wheel ISO 17025 Sharepoint enGage A Plating Our Standard AIAG ISO TS16949 TechXpert Six Sigma

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In summary: ZinKlad enables automotive manufacturers in all regions of the world to specify higher standards than they achieved with previous, hexavalent chromium-based coatings with a proven consistent quality and a global network of approved applicators. Latest News



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