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ZinKlad is the Quality Performance System 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.    

Keep up to date of the latest development in the ZinKlad program by reading the latest version of our ZinKlad newsletter.