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Free Webinar: Solving Magnesium Corrosion issues in Automotive through the use of Plasma Deposition Processes

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Solving Magnesium Corrosion issues in Automotive through the use of Plasma Deposition Processes

In order to meet stringent CAFE standards, auto manufacturers must reduce vehicle weight, while maintaining strength and safety. One popular option is to substitute heavier metals for lighter, stronger ones in the powertrain, chassis and body.

Magnesium is one such attractive option for vehicle lightweighting. The most obvious benefit is its high strength-to-weight ratio, but Magnesium also offers excellent castability, high dimensional stability, shock and dent resistance, and excellent damping properties.

However, in the past, magnesium use has been somewhat limited due to corrosion issues in wet or salt-laden conditions.

Shawn Dolan and John Kukalis will present Henkel's BONDERITE® MGC Process for magnesium substrates to improve paint adhesion and provide corrosion protection—even at the level required for Class A surfaces. They will demonstrate how this aqueous plasma deposition process provides improved robustness in unpainted and painted surfaces as compared to traditional conversion coatings.

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