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Bonderite 2798 for coating aluminum
Company: Henkel Adhesive Technologies
What: Coating for aluminum reduces sludge
Innovation: Automakers use zinc phosphate to clean and prepare vehicle surfaces for paint. But if a vehicle uses lots of aluminum, sludge can build up in the preparation baths, which is expensive to remove and send to landfills. Bonderite 2798 coats aluminum with zirconium, a metal resistant to corrosion, which significantly reduces sludge.
 
First Customer: 2013 Ford F-150Web site: henkelna.com