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NOF Metal Coatings Group launches first training center dedicated entirely to zinc flake anti-corrosion technology

January 18, 2012

NOF Metal Coatings Group has paved the way for lamellar zinc coatings and has been recently awarded for its innovative work towards reducing VOCs. It innovates further by opening its first European center dedicated to corrosion protection with zinc flake coatings.

Located in an ideal place and equipped with large industrial facilities, this center offers very diversified training and has for its main aim to follow the evolution and challenges linked to Geomet coatings.

The anticorrosion solutions based on the zinc-flake technology that the company has been developing for over 30 years have been applied worldwide. From a chemical point of view, the special feature of this technology is its water-based system, which differs from the other competing solutions containing solvents said the company

The Geomet and Dacromet coatings are industrially applied by a worldwide licensee’s network. Today, more than 3,500 tons of fasteners are coated daily worldwide.

In order to match a wide range of needs expressed by its customers in relation to practical, technical, productivity and cost savings purposes, specific training sessions have been set up, including:

• Corrosion mechanisms module (Understanding factors leading to corrosion);
• Protection with zinc flake technology module (Protection principles, application processes etc.);
• Quality control module (Control of coated parts, compliance criteria for parts, identification of source of defects);
• Tribology module (coefficients of friction measurement, principles, effects).

The modules proposed are intended for all the members of the anti-corrosion lamellar zinc industry. They have been designed to fulfill the targeted needs of the licensed applicators as well as to answer specific questions from automotive, truck and fastener industries and distributors.

They can also be adapted to other sectors of activity such as renewable energies or railway industry. All the programs can be tailored to the specificities of each market.

For NOF Metal Coatings Group, the creation of this training center represents a strategic means aimed at controlling effectively the evolution of the use of its products on a global scale.

“When attending a session at our European training center, the trainees will be immersed in the heart of our industrial daily life of research and engineering. The training will be performed by highly experienced specialists who are ready to share the passion for their job,” said Isabelle Perche, head of quality department and in charge of the training center.

The trainings sessions take place at the European technical center of NOF Metal Coatings Group located just outside of Paris, France.

In related news NOF Metal Coatings Group recently launched its new European website:

It is based on the same graphic identity as the group Internet website while providing new functionalities aiming at presenting the company, its markets and products as well as its licensees’ network in Europe, Iran and South Africa.

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