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.