A unique feature of the autodeposition process is the formation of a uniform film over the entire surface of the work piece, even in difficult-to-reach areas. This allows the coating dispersion to flow into and and around the most complex shapes. Unlike coating processes that require a charge to deposit the coating (i.e, where electrical energy is required to "throw" the coating into recessed areas) autodeposition will coat tubular, assembled, or intricate design areas uniformly.
Simplicity in coating process design and control are critical to providing value. Aquence® coatings can improve the total value and productivity of manufacturing operations. It meets the stringent environmental requirements for today and tomorrow. Features and benefits include:
- Fewer steps than conventional painting (less space/time)
- Waterborne process/non-electrical (fire/worker safety)
- Simple process equipment materials of construction
- Flexible to variable throughput rates (racking/line speed)
- Coats only reactive metals (assemblies and R/M possible)
Henkel's Aquence® Product Portfolio: The Next Generation
Henkel's Aquence® 930 coating delivers enhanced corrosion performance for demanding applications like vehicle frames and chassis components.
Henkel's Aquence® 935G™ is the new epoxy-acrylic urethane coating that provides all the performance advantages of autodeposited coatings with a lighter color base for topcoating with powder and liquid paints.
Aquence® Co-Cure Process
Using the Aquence® 900-series of autodeposition coatings, in combination with a powder or liquid topcoat and or adhesive, Henkel had developed the Aquence® Co0Cure process - simplifies the conventional metal pretreatment process by reducing it to a two-coat cure process, reducing the production footprint up to 40 percent.
Henkel's Aquence® autodeposition coating technology, is a water-based, chemical coating used in a process where an organic polymeric emulsion chemically deposits on the surface of a clean metal substrate. It is known as the "simple solution" because it reduces the number and complexity of stages involved in painting parts.