Electrolytic Phosphating Process for Paint - The Protection of Environment and High Corrosion Resistance
Phosphating is a surface treatment process widely used for preparing metal surfaces before painting. The phosphate coating plays a very important role in enhancing after-painting corrosion resistance, which is one of the essential quality requirements of painted surfaces. Continued research and development is therefore under way in various parts of the world to increase the corrosion resistance enhancement effect of phosphating. Moreover, because the demand for environmental protection has been increasing in recent years, reducing the amount of waste (sludge) generated during the phosphating process is also strongly required. To meet these requirements, we have developed a novel phosphating technology called the “electrolytic phosphating process,” which drastically enhances corrosion resistance after painting and reduces sludge generation. The developed process has already been put to practical use for surface preparation before cation electrodeposition painting of automotive parts.