1. Can I really substitute my zinc phosphate process with TecTalis?
Yes, you can. TecTalis meets the majority of specifications which are required by automotive and industrial customers. It might be necessary to adapt process parameter case by case to achieve the same results.
2. Is TecTalis really a sludge free process?
TecTalis is a phosphate sludge free process. Since the conversion process involves etching, the treatment of ferrous materials might cause iron oxide sludge. The amount of generated sludge is significantly less compared to zinc phosphate. Moreover, it does not block nozzles nor causes defects in the subsequent applied coatings.
3. What does the name TecTalis mean?
Tec is taken as an abbreviation for technology. Talis is of Greek origin and means roof, but also protecting. Summarized the name TecTalis represents the product: A technical roof for protection purposes.
4. When was TecTalis introduced into the market?
TecTalis has been in the market since the end of 2007. Since then numerous lines all around the world have started up in various industries always under different conditions. In all cases the start-up did not take longer than a start-up of a traditional zinc phosphate process.