New Greenkote Coating Facility Now Serving Italy
BROOK PARK, OH – Greenkote PLC, a provider of high-performance anti-corrosion metal coatings headquartered in Brook Park, Ohio, introduced its newest licensee, Elettroplast S.r.l., which will be providing Greenkote® coating services and equipment for all of Italy. Elettroplast is based in Brescia, in the Lombardy region of northern Italy.
“We welcome Elettroplast as an important addition to the international Greenkote team,” said Greenkote CEO Mark Gore. “Elettroplast has been providing quality surface enhancement for many years, and they are respected by a significant base of customers across Italy, Europe and around the world. They will add strong Greenkote coverage for southern Europe.”
“Elettroplast's connection with Greenkote began through a project we worked on with Cromatura Cassanese and the University of Brescia,” explained Elettroplast CEO Gian Franco Donina. “As part of that program, funded by the region of Lombardy, we built a coating system specifically to evaluate Greenkote. And when we saw its performance firsthand, we definitely wanted to add Greenkote to our capabilities at Elettroplast.”
“It is particularly appropriate that a new Greenkote facility should be based in Brescia,” added Gianluca Donina, Manager of the Greenkote operation at Elettroplast. “This area has long been known for its iron, steel and rubber industries; and one special Greenkote advantage is the unique micro-roughness of its surface, which enhances bonding between metal and rubber parts. I believe Greenkote will be very well received by many industries in our region.”
Elettroplast now operates a complete Greenkote coating system, enabling the company to provide a range of coating services for customers. The company has already begun accepting orders. In addition to coating services, Elettroplast is also able to supply all the equipment needed by companies that may wish to add Greenkote coating processes within their own facilities.
Greenkote is a proprietary family of high-performance zinc-based anti-corrosion coatings that can be applied to ferrous metals and alloys by a patented thermal diffusion process for a broad range of applications. Greenkote replaces many older processes such as hot-dip galvanizing, zinc plating, sherardizing and metal flake coating. In addition to its superior anti-corrosion qualities, Greenkote provides improved adhesion and longer wear, and it eliminates hydrogen embrittlement. Greenkote is also uniquely eco-friendly, from which its name derives. Unlike many other anti-corrosion coatings, Greenkote processing is totally free of pollutants. It is fully compliant with ASTM A1059/A1059M, an industry standard specification for zinc-alloy coatings.