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Posted: August 11, 2008

Henkel Introduces Low-Temperature Cleaner for Metal Conversion Coating Processes

(Nanowerk News) Henkel Corporation has introduced an energy saving, low-temperature cleaner, Bonderite® Ridoline RT-153™, designed to be compatible with both phosphate and phosphate-free conversion coating technologies. Formulated for use with phosphate-free nanotechnologies such as Bonderite® NT-1™ and Bonderite® TecTalis™, the new cleaner can also be used on zinc, iron and magnesium phosphate metal pre-treatment processes.
Water-based and solvent-free, Bonderite® Ridoline RT-153™ is sprayed onto aluminum, hot-dip galvanized steel or electrogalvanized steel surfaces at room temperature, reducing energy requirements during the pre-treatment process. This strongly alkaline cleaner is robust enough to run at temperatures up to 140°F if required for cleaning heavily soiled metals.
Suitable for use on all metal substrates, Bonderite® Ridoline RT-153™ is available in pails, drums, returnable totes, non-returnable totes and bulk tankers. This product can be easily incorporated into existing manufacturing processes and is compatible with all commonly-used powder and wet paint systems.
For more information on Bonderite® Ridoline RT-153™, call 866-593-6387 or visit www.henkelna.com/industrial.
About Henkel
For more than 130 years, Henkel has been a leader with brands and technologies that make people's lives easier, better, and more beautiful. Henkel operates in three business areas -- Home Care, Personal Care, and Adhesives Technologies -- and ranks among the Fortune Global 500 companies. In fiscal 2007, Henkel generated sales of $19.218 billion and operating profit of $1.975 billion. 53,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to fulfilling our corporate claim, "A Brand like a Friend," and ensuring that people in more than 125 countries can trust in brands and technologies from Henkel.
Source: Henkel
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