Increasing Bath Life and Quality of Trivalent Passivates on Zinc Plate

As published in Products Finishing Magazine, April 2019 issue. Q: What is the best way to increase the bath life and quality of trivalent passivates on zinc plate? A: One of the more significant developments of the last 20 years in the metal finishing industry is the commercial development and application of trivalent passivates on zinc electroplate. These developments have allowed applicators to eliminate the use of toxic hexavalent-chromate conversion coatings, thereby safeguarding the health of all involved in the handling and processing of zinc-plated parts. Further, these trivalent … [Read more...]

Asterion TECHNIBRITE™ Alkaline and Acid Zinc Systems Approved by Harley-Davidson

INDIANAPOLIS, January 8, 2019 – Asterion, LLC is pleased to announce that Harley-Davidson has approved TECHNIBRITE™ alkaline and acid zinc plating systems for providing optimum corrosion protection on the company’s legendary motorcycles. Specifically, the TECHNIBRITE systems have met the stringent specifications of Harley-Davidson’s “Zinc Plate and Seal per ESPEC 805-050,” and “Zinc Plate per ESPEC 805-051” for use on powertrain components. The approved zinc plating systems include the use of TECHNIBRITE AZ 130 alkaline, non-cyanide zinc or TECHNIBRITE ZN 200 chloride acid zinc, followed by … [Read more...]