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High-performance protection for components in and on commercial vehicles




Hannover, Germany


High-performance protection for components in and on commercial vehicles


At the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 Dörken MKS-Systeme presented its zinc flake systems on safety-relevant components in the area of the chassis. / The fair stand also saw the presentation of “THE CORROSION COLLEGE“, which offers target group-oriented knowledge and project-oriented solutions on the subject of corrosion and corrosion protection.

Functional components on trucks and trailers are subject to high stresses and need to be given long-term protection against environmental influences and corrosion. Stone impacts, dirt, salt, rain and heat present daily challenges to the components. An effective coating is highly relevant for retaining the functionality of the components in the long term. Effective protective measures can help to significantly extend the lifetime of the parts.

A practical solution
The high-performance zinc flake systems from Dörken MKS are particularly well suited for this. These can be applied in very thin layers – a system comprising a basecoat and a topcoat is just 8–20μm thick – to both bulk products and large components. In addition, no hydrogen is generated in the coating process and there is therefore no risk of hydrogen-induced stress corrosion cracking. This means the zinc flake coatings are also suitable for high-tensile steel. The low curing temperature also avoids damaging the steel through excessive heat. The zinc flake systems from Dörken MKS therefore not only offer high cathodic corrosion protection but also satisfy the conditions and increasing quality requirements of the manufacturers. Depending on the size and geometry of the components, a range of application techniques can be used. At the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 visitors could watch in a hologram box how a leaf spring is sprayed with a zinc flake system.

Learning with experts
At the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 Dörken MKS also introduced “THE CORROSION COLLEGE”. Under the motto “Learning with Experts”, in the scope of the college target group-specific knowledge communication and project-oriented solutions on the subjects of corrosion and corrosion protection are offered. Subjects range from factors influencing the corrosion of components to different coating procedures and the inspection and testing of coated components and on to detailed coating processes. In addition to the standard seminar programme, “THE CORROSION COLLEGE” also offers special events that are tailored individually to the respective requirements of a potential customer, or that incorporate current problems and developments on the market. For example, there are seminars specifically for the trailer industry on the subjects “Galvanisation 2.0 – structures of various coating systems” and “Zinc flake system – focus on spray application”.

Those interested in “THE CORROSION COLLEGE” seminar programme can click for further information on or click the link to send an enquiry directly to the company.

Also watch the video about “THE CORROSION COLLEGE”:


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