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Activation has a strong impact on the formation of the phosphate layer. Our high-efficient activating agents marketed under the trade name Gardolene® contribute to the formation of a finely crystalline layer on the metal substrate

In an activation process, crystallization nuclei are created on the metal substrate to allow the formation of finely crystalline zinc-phosphate coatings.

With Gardolene®, we offer a powerful technology. Our activating agents in combination with tailor-made Zincphosphate technologies materially contribute to generating finer layers and shortening the time required to obtain a uniform layer during treatment with phosphating solutions.


Our technology portfolio:

  • Gardolene®
  • Liquid and powder products
  • Ti-based, Zn-based
  • Dip and spray application
  • Suited for steel, zinc, aluminum and their alloys


Industries we serve:

  • Appliances
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
  • Automotive
  • Automotive Components
  • Heavy Equipment, Off-Road
  • General Industry
  • Coil Coating and Galvanizing
  • Metal Forming


  • High-efficient activating agents for the formation of finely crystalline zinc-phosphate coatings
  • Global product availability
  • Eco-friendly technologies for added sustainability and economic efficiency




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