Chemetall launches new and innovative technology for corrosion protection

The Surface Treatment business unit of BASF's Coatings division, operating under the Chemetall brand, has introduced VIANT, a new process that combines conversion coating and primer paint in just one coating layer.

Chemetall is the go-to expert when it comes to the pretreatment of metal surfaces. With vast expertise, Chemetall supplies a wide variety of industries and delivers solutions that protect metals from corrosion and ensure optimum pretreatment for subsequent coatings. Now, Chemetall is taking the next step with the VIANT process. VIANT is a novel coating technology that combines pretreatment with the subsequent dip-coating process by combining a conversion coating and a primer paint in one single layer. This new technology is easy to operate and enables reliable corrosion protection on edges and inner surfaces. It does not need high voltage, special equipment, or a constant coating temperature for the coating process step. Instead, VIANT leads to a shorter process chain, resource savings and reduced running costs.

VIANT is providing new advantages for the demands in metal pretreatment and coating process, in the various industries and in all fields where metals must be pretreated for use, i.e., for agriculture, construction and earthmoving, appliances, automotive components, casting parts, electrical enclosures, furniture, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, sports equipment, or trailers. VIANT is easy to adapt for existing lines and free of heavy metals. It reduces the carbon footprint and comes with lower electricity, water, and chemical consumption. For more information and to get in contact please click here to get directly to the VIANT website.

VIANT has been presented to the market at PaintExpo, the world's leading trade fair for industrial coating which took place from 26 to 29 April 2022 in Karlsruhe/ Germany. Visitors could inspect the coated sample parts with the new technology directly on site and obtain first-hand information. We are available for your inquiries for tests as well as for more information on VIANT. Just fill out the contact form - we look forward to hearing from you.