BASF and Thermission introduce innovative technology for long-term corrosion protection

Jan. 30, 2018
BASF Automotive Coatings and Thermission AG are bringing a new corrosion protection layering solution to the automotive market.

BASF Automotive Coatings and Thermission AG are bringing a new corrosion protection layering solution to the automotive market.

The solution combines Thermission’s Zinc Thermal Diffusion (ZTD) process with BASFs Cathoguard electrodeposition process (E-coat) to provide advanced corrosion protection to structural metal components and to enhance the metal’s physical properties for automotive underbody and structural assemblies. This process infuses Zinc metal into the surface of a metallic substrate to form a resilient, zinc intermetallic bond that combines both corrosion protection of metals and enhancement of metal physical properties. “With OEMs continually requiring innovative solutions for lightweight structural under body components, this new layering solution is a game-changer that provides 15 years of corrosion protection over the standard 10 years from E-coat technologies,” said Sean McKeon, BASF Vice President Coatings Solutions, North America. “We can now provide our customers with a progressive solution for long-lasting corrosion durability.” “Zinc thermal diffusion is an economical and ecologically viable technology that has been tested as the most modern and effective corrosion protection method for metals and metal products,” said Michael Goepfarth, CEO, Thermission. Thermission received the Frost & Sullivan 2017 European Technology Innovation award for its Zinc Thermal Diffusion patented technology. Frost and Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a product with innovative features and functionality gaining rapid acceptance in the market. For more information visit
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