Our Performance Materials segment manufactures and markets dynamic chemistry solutions that are used in the electronics, automotive and oil and gas production and drilling industries. We operate in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Our products include surface and coating materials and water-based hydraulic control fluids
Our Surface Conditioning Systems comprise the world’s highest performing and most extensive range of pretreatment products for the cleaning, etching, derusting and deoxidization of metals prior to surface coating.
We manufacture more than 1,000 chemical compounds for these surface coating applications, including cleaning, activating, polishing, electro and electroless plating, phosphating, stripping and coating, anti-tarnishing and rust inhibiting for metal and plastic surfaces.
Electroless plating is a method of plating metals on to a variety of base materials using chemical reduction without the application of electrical power. Electroplating, in contrast, involves plating metals with the use of an electrical current. Phosphating is the application of phosphates, such as iron and zinc, to prevent corrosion of steel surfaces.