Article Coil Coating Technologies in Iron & Steel Review Magazine

Coil Coating Technologies, part of AD International, is a renowned chemical manufacturer of metal surface treatment chemicals. With its REACH and ROHS compliant products, it serves key players in the steel industry around the globe. Since 2018, through a collaboration with FLOWCHAR INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, it is rapidly gaining market share in the Indian market. An important driver for this growth is the fact that CCT products are innovative, cost-efficient and exceeding the current market standard in Chromium (VI)-free metal treatments.

With an article in Iron & Steel Review Magazine, we are proud of this introduction as a new player in the Indian steel industry. You can read the whole article by clicking on the link below.

Coil Coating Technologies – A new player in the Indian steel industry

AD International is honoured to present FLOWCHAR India Pvt Ltd.  as an official distributor of AD Chemicals and Coil Coating Technologies
in the AD global partnership network!

Flowchar will be your local representative for all metal surface treatment chemical in the Indian market.

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Following close cooperation with a leading chemicals supplier, Tata Steel has launched Prime Lubrication Treatment (PLT), a so-called booster lubricant, consisting of a thin coating that is applied in the galvanising line prior to applying the conventional oil layer.

The combination of PLT and oil is claimed to provide a superior lubrication system that improves processing of hot dip galvanised GI steels for exposed automotive panels. It induces a lower and more stable friction during pressing and is particularly suitable to support manufacturing of panels such as fenders, doors and body sides to a high surface quality. The new lubricant extends Tata Steel’s Serica and Full Finish premium offering for outer panels.

The unique formulation of PLT – developed in conjunction with Netherlands based Coil Coating Technologies (CCT), part of the AD International group – offers an improved press performance of GI steels when compared to those treated with standard conventional oil. It enables manufacturers to move away from electro-galvanised (EG) steels towards the more cost-effective GI-coating. When compared to the common process, PLT enables a smoother pressing operation with reduced maintenance costs and therefore a higher production yield and has been designed not to disturb subsequent manufacturing processes like resistance spot welding (RSW) and adhesive bonding.

Consisting of a very thin, organic layer, PLT induces a lower friction coefficient that stays more stable over subsequent press cycles in comparison to GI material treated with only a standard oil. PLT is completely removed in the cleaning bath towards the end of the process, leaving no residue behind. It is a harmless, environmentally friendly substance, and it is entirely sustainable. It will initially be available for products from 0.6mm to 1mm thick and from 900mm – 1,830mm wide, with plans in place to extend the width to 2,020mm.

“One of the main values of using PLT is its induced friction coefficient which is consistently low to reduce tool wear and pollution to acceptable low levels for efficient manufacturing processes. This brings the long-cherished wish of going to 100% hot dip galvanised material for the exposed car body panels a decisive step closer,” said Basjan Berkhout, marketing manager, body in white at Tata Steel.


By | 20 June 2017

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