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This cooperative research project, between Centro sviluppo materiali (CSM), Ensidesa and Altos Hornos de Vizcaya, is aiming at comparing properties of electroznic and hot-dip zinc, in order to assess whether the two coatings can be considered equivalent for the use in the car body construction cycle. In particular, for the two coatings, equivalence has been tested for corrosion resistance, stamping behaviour, welding, paintability and aesthetic appearance (gloss). Two types of electrozinc and two of hot-dip zinc coatings have been tested in terms of:

- Corrosion resistance of unpainted materials;
- Stamping behaviour;
- Welding behaviour;
- Phospating behaviour;
- Corrosion resistance of painted materials;
- aesthetics after painting.

Additional information

Authors: FALCIONI F, Centro sviluppo materiali SpA, Roma (IT);FERRARI V, Centro sviluppo materiali SpA, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17808 IT (1997) 111pp., FS, ECU 20.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-1408-4
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