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Gardo® Hybrid

Gardo® Hybrid is the first ever cold forming process for steel without phosphates, based on a conversion coating. The technology combines an environmentally-sound cold forming operation with a high forming performance.

Gardo Hybrid is one of the most advanced technologies when it comes to environmentally-sound and high-performing conversion coating processes on steel. The technology replaces the zinc-phosphate layer by a phosphate-free metal-organic one. This innovative conversion layer provides the same excellent properties and behaviors like a traditional zinc-phosphate.


Ecological-sound conversion coating

Gardo® Hybrid fulfills more stringent safety and environmental requirements: the product does not contain any heavy metals and the formation of the metal-organic layer consumes less energy.


Easy implementation

Gardo® Hybrid can be easily integrated into existing cold forming operations since no major modifications to the lubricant, treatment line or application process is needed. The reason for this is that the tribological system was not changed; it is still divided into two parts: the conversion layer providing the unique surface and the lubricant on top.


Our technology portfolio:

  • Gardo® Hybrid Z 4100


Industries we serve:

  • Cold Forming


  • Free of phosphate and harzadous heavy metals
  • Eco-friendly technology
  • High-performance conversion coating
  • Globally available
  • Easy to implement




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