SurTec 782 EARTH is a novel, environmentally compatible and safe electroplating technology with high corrosion resistance for rack and barrel application. Since January 2017 it is used in industrial scale. It replaces simple phosphating processes as well as the alternative zinc/nickel layers as pre-treatment for subsequent painting.
Zinc/nickel electrolytes and coatings can trigger allergies; nickel-containing dust can cause cancer. Therefore, SurTec 782 EARTH reduces health risks for all who are involved in a step of the (end-)product life cycle.
The process is robust and comparatively uncomplicated in application. The bath components can be supplemented by a consumption additive and if necessary, controlled by tools. The components used in the electrolyte and deposited in the layer are future-proof and harmless to humans and most other living creatures.