to view a short presentation about Plaforization.
Plaforization is an organic phosphating technology
designed to degrease and phosphate metal surfaces in a simple
one-step operation at room temperature. PaiKor Chemical Corporation (now Chemtec) introduced
Plaforization after pioneering research aimed at reducing
energy costs and the effluent problems associated with conventional
cleaning and phosphating.
In 2010, Toran 3 was introduced to the market, operating on the same principles as the Plaforization line but offering improved corrosion resistance, adhesion and impact resistance. Plaforization products have also been revised with the addition of a very effective adhesion promoter derived from the Toran research.
More than 500 industrial plants are in operation
all over the world, including the first Toran plants.
For all Plaforization and Toran products, the processing
cycle includes a treatment phase of 60 seconds, a draining
phase in which excess liquid is recovered, and a drying phase in which fluid flash-off and organic passivating polymerization take place.
The Plaforization and Toran process:
- degreases and passivates simultaneously
- operates at room temperature in a single
- can simultaneously treat mild steel,
galvanized steel, aluminum and other metals in one dip or flowcoat operation
- converts the metal surface by deposition
of an inorganic phosphate layer, in the case of Plaforization, sealed by a specially-formulated
organic polyphosphate. With Toran the polymer resin itself provides the passivation.
- can be used in conjunction with most
organic coatings such as varnishes, lacquers, and
paints (solvent-based, water-based and powders)
- provides safe and efficient operation
and is environmentally friendly
There is no water pollution, because no water
is used in the process. There is no solid waste to treat,
because no sludge is created.
The treatment bath is never changed, so long
as average amount of oils on the parts to be treated does
not exceed 14 gm/100 sq. ft. (more than 4 times the oil normally found on cold rolled steel). There are virtually no VOC emissions, and no HAPs, CFCs, ozone-depleting
substances, carcinogens or mutagens.