Image-Grauer & Weil BoothGrauer and Weil (India) Ltd participated in Auto Expo 2020 Components scheduled from February 6 to 9 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. This was the 15th edition of the event themed ‘Technovation-Discover Innovations for Future’.

Grauer and Weil (India) Ltd displayed a host of stellar products related to Surface Finishing and automotive industry during the expo. The focus of the company was to meet up and network with the various auto ancillary part manufacturers who were present at the event. Being a leading manufacturer and supplier of metal finishing chemical in India, Grauer and Weil has the expertise to supply and support the needs of such manufacturers who will in turn supply to OEMs.

Another important highlight of participating in the expo was to showcase an ace product from the company’s repertoire. The Geomet coating – a product from the NOF metal Coating range — is a water-based zinc aluminium flake coating. It is an environmental-friendly product that is widely used in the auto and auto ancillary industry. Through the expo, Grauer and Weil aimed to inform the industry about the advantages of the NOF water-based, environmental-friendly technology. Geomet is free from hexavalent chromium and is a water-based technology widely used for protection against corrosion for fasteners, brake discs and many other items. Geomet base coat is available in different colours like silver and in different top coats like black, blue, green etc to provide desired COF value.

At this year’s Auto Expo 2020, over 1,500 companies exhibited their products and solutions with 400 international exhibitors from 20 countries which included dedicated pavilions of 7 countries. The event displayed latest technology and innovations in the spheres of BS-VI, and emissions, safety, e-mobility, startups among others.

Grauer and Weil has come up with several innovations in recent times in coatings, especially for the auto industry. Usually, many auto parts like shock absorbers require thick chrome coatings in their manufacturing processes. Traditionally, these are done using hex chrome electrolytes. Grauer and Weil has developed a feasible thick chrome plating technology using trivalent chrome electrolyte.

Other products from the company include corrosion resistant trivalent chrome passivates replacing hex chrome-based passivation for Zinc, Zinc alloys and Aluminium substrate, ROHS compliant electro less nickel plating, corrosion resistant cyanides and toxic elements free zinc and its alloy plating process, phosphate free pre-treatment process before painting which ensures desired adhesion requirements and NPEO-free biodegradable cleaning technology. Another product is the Zn Ni alloy plating which is for mild steel sheet to offer better corrosion resistance at much lower thickness to replace galvanization and galvaneal coatings. This is useful for fuel tank manufacturers.

Grauer & Weil (India) Ltd are pioneers and market leaders in the field of Electroplating Chemicals and Engineering Plants in the Metal Finishing Industry. With a rich legacy of almost six decades, the company is a formidable force that offers a diverse product blend including anodising, phosphating, pre-treatment and topcoats, engineering plants, effluent treatment and waste recovery systems, industrial lubricants, high performance protective paints and coatings for the automotive and marine industry. It is now a One Stop Solution Provider for protection of all types of substrates across various industrial segments.

Speaking about the expo, Mr. Krishna Bhandari, Vice President-Grauer & Weil (India) Limited, said “The Auto Expo is an impressive platform where various stakeholders from the auto and auto ancillary industry meet to exchange knowledge and create networking opportunities. The best advantage of proper coatings is reduced maintenance and hence this topic requires major awareness which is why such platforms are extremely effective. We are happy with the response our stall received and we could also meet many other experts from the industry to share opinions and knowledge.”

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