Pure Expert knowledge to address your challenging goals

Our virtual interactive platform Henkel Flix presents to you the “Functional Coating Tech Talks“. The online seminar series will share our expert knowledge in metal pretreatment, across many industries, and their corresponding challenges such as higher performance, increased differentiation, cost control and the wish to reduce the impact on the environment.

You will have the opportunity to raise and discuss your questions with our specialists and to get a deeper understanding of how you can innovate your process lines.

Our Global Online Seminars

Paint pretreatment is the foundation for a final paint finish and plays an important role in both function and appearance. This online seminar will discuss the means to properly control pretreatment parameters required to meet the functional and esthetical requirements of the final paint finish. Corrosion resistance and paint adhesion properties are strongly influenced by the pretreatment process. In turn, these performance requirements determine the needed pretreatment controls.

These pretreatment requirements drive control of the pretreatment process with respect to time, temperature and concentration of the various pretreatment stages. These various stages will require attention to keep their defined parameters within proper operating specification.

Control of these parameters can be achieved by various means including, manual control, timer/counter control and/or automatic control. We will discuss each of these methods to achieve practical control of pretreatment systems.

Attend the online seminar to learn how process control systems can improve process capability, reduce overall applied costs, increase the worker safety and/or expand process data trending and tracking capability.

Speaker (CET Time):

Simone Farneti
Equipment Specialist AAM-Europe

Simone Farneti has 20 years of  experience in pretreatment support equipment.

Speaker (EST Time):

TJ Zecca
Functional Coatings sales specialist

For three years TJ has been with Henkel as a Functional Coatings sales specialist. He has over 20 years of paint and pretreatment operations experience prior to joining Henkel.

William Giebel
Scientific Associate

Over 30 Years Engineering Experience in a variety of Industries including Automotive and Industrial Finishing Systems.

Ed Hrynyk
Regional Sales Manager

Ed Hrynyk is a Regional Sales Manager at Henkel with over 16 years of functional coatings experience and 25 plus leadership years in sales management.

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Increasing Metal Pretreatment Line Efficiency with Control and Monitoring Equipment - Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CET and 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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When we think about corrosion on aluminum surfaces, we use to think that aluminum is one of the best metals to fight against it, and that’s right. Aluminum, as a material, has growing impact in several industries due their properties; light & strong, can be painted, anodized,….

Having a look in to certain casted alloys, is not really easy to warrant certain performances when a balance between coating / cost / sustainability / quality are on the table.
With Electro Ceramic Coatings, the coated parts could achieve that balance between those aspects, amazing anticorrosion protection, thermal resistance, wear resistance, thin coating thickness,… Those products where high coating thickness are not accepted, those products where lightweight is an added value, those products that are really exposed to worst environmental scenarios,...

During our next Electro Ceramic Coating webinar, we’ll try to explain you what’s behind the technology, benefits, and real examples where thanks to the coating, our customers are fulfilling their demands.

Speaker:

Raúl Hernández
Global Business Development Manager in Functional Coatings

Raul Hernandez, technical engineer expert in the industrial market, with over than 17 years of experience in Aluminum & light metal finishing industry. Please find more information or connect on LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/in/raulhernandezacosta

Mathieu Vandecappelle
Business Development Manager for General industry for France & BeNeLux

Mathieu Vandecappelle is a Chemical engineer. Currently, Mathieu is working as Business Development Manager for General industry for France & BeNeLux, specialized in Aluminum at Henkel. He has over 10 years of experience in the Surface Treatment industry within Henkel.

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Electro Ceramic Coating, your innovative solution for challenging alloys - Monday, November 16, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CET

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Corrosion that starts inside tubular structures made of steel is particularly problematic because it is hidden from sight and often goes unnoticed. This corrosion can generate structural issues if the integrity of a steel assembly like a tractor cabin or chassis becomes weakened. It can also cause functional issues with potentially life-threatening consequences – if a fire extinguishing system is affected by corrosion, for example.

Typical corrective actions often involve substantial maintenance operations at regular intervals. As an alternative, Henkel’s BONDERITE M-PP autodeposition coatings prevent corrosion inside these structures right from the start. This uniform and robust protective coating increases safety for people, products and property, and is a smart and simple solution to implement.

This Online seminar will highlight issues related to corrosion, propose solutions, and provide examples for a variety of components made of steel tubes.

Speaker:

Eric Ardourel
Global Business Development Manager in Functional Coatings

Eric Ardourel has over 17 years of experience in innovative corrosion protection and paint processes. Please find more information or connect on LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/in/ericardourel

Ulrich Dawidowski
Global Head of Organic Coatings in Functional Coatings

Ulrich Dawidowski has over 25 years experience in paint development, engineering and application across many industrial markets, incl. Automotive. Please find more information or connect on LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/in/ulrichdawidowski

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BONDERITE M-PP inside: the best corrosion protection for the inside of steel tubes - Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00 AM CET and 3:00 PM CET

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Our previous global online seminars in the English language

Below you will find the overview of our previous online seminars and the recordings.

Used more than any other metal in the world steel spans applications including appliance, automotive, construction and metal packaging to name a few. In order to prepare steel for its end-application, the secondary processing of it is highly important in the overall quality of the substrate. This online seminar will explore the following areas of steel processing, focusing on cleaning, including:

  • Differences between hot and cold rolled steel
  • Process oils
  • Types of annealing processes

Speaker:

Kevin Reeves
Field Application Engineering Manager

Kevin Reeves is a Field Application Engineering Manager at Henkel with over 20 years of metal and functional coatings background. His experience spans across applications and industries, including cold finishing bar stock, diecasting, cold heading, steel mills, and Tier 1 automotive supplier.

Travis Creech
Functional Coatings Sales Specialist

Travis Creech has over 10 years of experience in specialty coatings sales and is a NACE Level III Coatings Inspector.
www.linkedin.com/in/travis-creech-b5182781

Electrolytic Coloring for Type II Anodizing

The online seminar will highlight two-step aluminum anodizing, with an emphasis on tin and copper coloring, as well as:

  • Anodizing for the architectural industry
  • Benefits of the electrolytic two step coloring process
  • Variables that can influence the two step color process
  • Tin and Copper color for architectural applications
  • Methods to improve the process and reduce operational cost
 

Speaker:

Steve Edens
Business Development Manager, NA

Steve Edens is currently the North American Business Development Manager for functional coatings at Henkel, where he has spent the past 24 years. He has over 28 years experience in the metal finishing and conversion coating industry.
www.linkedin.com/in/steve-edens

Terry Sjostrom
Field Technical Customer Service Manager, NA

Terry Sjostrom is currently a Field Technical Customer Service Manager who has been supporting ferrous & non-ferrous metal pretreatment processes and Aluminum anodizing applications for over 20 years.
www.linkedin.com/in/terry-sjostrom-57a6876b

Remanufacturing Cleaning

Isn’t it a waste that durable goods like trains, cars and earthmoving equipment are being scrapped after their service life? Then it is good to know that, with the right remanufacturing processes, a lot of value which is embedded in the parts of the vehicle or machine can be retained. Not only our environment, society and end users will benefit from this practice, but certainly also remanufacturing companies themselves. As we’re talking about working on used parts, which have had a tough service life under challenging conditions, one of the most critical operations is cleaning. In this online seminar Henkel’s cleaning specialists will show you the typical cleaning applications in reman operations, how to increase efficiency and minimize waste & rewash rates.

Note: Remanufacturing is the industrial practice of returning a product to at least its original performance with a warranty equivalent or better than that of the newly manufactured product


Watch the recording here

 

Speaker:

Ronald Elemans
Western Europe Business Development Manager Cleaners

Ronald Elemans has 15 years of experience in industrial cleaning and stainless steel pickling processes. Please find more information or connect on LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/in/ronaldelemans

Toni Vogt
Product Development & Technical Customer Service

Toni Vogt has 30 years of experience in industrial cleaning and functional coatings.

Simone Farneti
Technical Service Equipment in Functional Coatings

Simone Farneti has 20 years of  experience in pretreatment support equipment.

Multi-Metal Paint Pretreatment - 3 Reasons to use New Generation Conversion Coatings

Corrosion, metal’s biggest enemy…  posing a serious threat to the safety and efficiency of metal components. How to best treat various metal substrates in the same process? What are the different pretreatment processes that can be used for such parts?

This online seminar will briefly compare new generation conversion coatings to phosphate conversions, then review the different processes available. A focus on quality needs, costs aspects and process automation will be given.

Across many industries and markets companies require higher performance, increased flexibility as well the need and the wish to reduce the impact on nature.

Watch the recording here

 

Speaker:

Eric Ardourel
Global Business Development Manager in Functional Coatings

Eric Ardourel has over 17 years of experience in innovative corrosion protection and paint processes. Please find more information or connect on LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/in/ericardourel

Pierluigi Cerioli
Functional Coatings Technical Customer Service Manager Italy

Pierluigi Cerioli has graduated in chemistry and has over 30 years of experience in metal pretreatment.

Simone Farneti
Technical Service Equipment in Functional Coatings

Simone Farneti has 20 years of  experience in pretreatment support equipment.

Stainless Steel Pickling without Nitric Acid

For many decades a mix of nitric acid with hydrofluoric acid has been the standard pickling chemistry for stainless steel. Although the pickling results are very good, this technology comes with several disadvantages for health, safety and environment. On top of that, chemistry consumption and thus disposal costs can be pretty high. For stainless steel processing companies who pickle themselves and for pickling jobbers there are large opportunities in exploring alternative pickling solutions which offer comparable quality, but considerably lower HSE hazards and disposal costs.

Henkel’s pickling specialists give their view & solution on how to drastically reduce the mentioned disadvantages but keep surface finishing results of your pickling plant on a high level.
 

Watch the recording here

 

Speaker:

Ronald Elemans
Western Europe Business Development Manager Cleaners

Ronald Elemans has 15 years of experience in industrial cleaning and stainless steel pickling processes. Please find more information or connect on LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/in/ronaldelemans

Mauro Rigamonti
Head of PD Application Laboratory Europe in AAM

Mauro Rigamonti has more than 20 years of experience in stainless steel pickling and passivation, lubrication and conversion coatings. Please find more information or connect on LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/in/mauro-rigamonti

Simone Farneti
Technical Service Equipment in Functional Coatings

Simone Farneti has 20 years of  experience in pretreatment support equipment.

Adding Value to Aluminum Upgrading Surface Treatment

During the last period of time, we saw how the aluminum had become one of the most common material for applications such as; Automotive industry, bikes, building industry,… even more, with the arrival of the e-mobility, led lighting,…  the usage of the aluminum also reach new levels and built new business opportunities.

Those new applications, and the coming ones should be approached with a sustainable point of view, as the aluminum business is doing with the recyclability. The new aluminum alloys arriving to the building industry are a clear example of that sustainable approach, and it will be a common factor in the coming aluminum future. The recyclability will growth and the metal pretreatment should be adapted. So, we need to adapt our processes for reduction of water consumption, reduction on energy consumption, increasing productivity, reducing CO2 foot print,… at the end, give a sustainable solution for the aluminum metal pretreatment, with the highest quality standard for each process.

Watch the recording here

 

Speaker:

Raúl Hernández
Global Business Development Manager in Functional Coatings

Raul Hernandez, technical engineer expert in the industrial market, with over than 17 years of experience in Aluminum & light metal finishing industry. Please find more information or connect on LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/in/raulhernandezacosta

Andrea Soldati
Technical Customer Service Manager

Andrea Soldati is a developer of technologies for Aluminum pretreatment since 2004.

Simone Farneti
Technical Service Equipment in Functional Coatings

Simone Farneti has 20 years of  experience in pretreatment support equipment.

Colored paint primer reduce the consumption of top coats

“Corrosion, metal’s biggest enemy – Three ways to decrease costs in the paint process for complex shaped steel parts”
 
We know that Corrosion poses a serious threat to the safety and efficiency of steel parts. So, the event will cover the important questions

  • How to best protect complex steel components from corrosion?
  • What are the different pretreatments and paint processes that can be used for such parts?

The online seminar will review the different processes available, then focus on the benefits an autophoretic process provides from a cost perspective. In addition, it will give you valuable insights on how to

  • Reduce process footprint
  • Lower cost in use (utilities and chemical consumptions)
  • Minimize paint top-coat usage
     

 

Speaker:

Eric Ardourel
Global Business Development Manager in Functional Coatings

Eric Ardourel has over 17 years of experience in innovative corrosion protection and paint processes. Please find more information or connect on LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/in/ericardourel

Ulrich Dawidowski
Global Head of Organic Coatings in Functional Coatings

Ulrich Dawidowski has over 25 years experience in paint development, engineering and application across many industrial markets, incl. Automotive. Please find more information or connect on LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/in/ulrichdawidowski

Simone Farneti
Technical Service Equipment in Functional Coatings

Simone Farneti has 20 years of  experience in pretreatment support equipment.