Pure Expert knowledge to address your challenging goals

Our virtual interactive platform Henkel Flix presents to you the “Functional Coating Tech Talks“. The online seminar series will share our expert knowledge in metal pretreatment, across many industries, and their corresponding challenges such as higher performance, increased differentiation, cost control and the wish to reduce the impact on the environment.

You will have the opportunity to raise and discuss your questions with our specialists and to get a deeper understanding of how you can innovate your process lines.

You are interested in our online seminars? Just get in touch with us and we will inform you about all upcoming events.

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Our previous global online seminars (English)

Below you will find the overview of our previous online seminars and the recordings.

Reaching New Levels of Sustainability in the Aluminum Industry with Metal Pretreatment

Due to its lightweight properties, Aluminum has become one of the most common metal substrates for multi-industry applications, including automotive, recreational vehicles, and building industry to name a few.

During this online seminar we will be examining the current and future status of the Aluminum industry. Additionally, discussing the Market Challenges regarding sustainability, including:

  • Reducing CO2 footprint
  • E-mobility & unpainted Surface
  • Ensure high quality standards across Al alloys
  • Reducing toxicity
  • Process line management equipment – Industry 4.0
     

Speaker:

Raúl Hernández
Global Business Development Manager in Functional Coatings

Raul Hernandez, technical engineer expert in the industrial market, with over than 17 years of experience in Aluminum & light metal finishing industry. Please find more information or connect on LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/in/raulhernandezacosta

Steve Edens
Business Development Manager, NA

Steve Edens is currently the North American Business Development Manager for functional coatings at Henkel, where he has spent the past 24 years. He has over 28 years experience in the metal finishing and conversion coating industry.
www.linkedin.com/in/steve-edens

Terry Sjostrom
Field Technical Customer Service Manager, NA

Terry Sjostrom is currently a Field Technical Customer Service Manager who has been supporting ferrous & non-ferrous metal pretreatment processes and Aluminum anodizing applications for over 20 years.
www.linkedin.com/in/terry-sjostrom-57a6876b

Multi-Metal Pretreatment: 3 Reasons to Use New Generation Conversion Coatings

Corrosion, metal’s biggest enemy…  poses a serious threat to the safety and efficiency of metal components.

This online seminar will briefly compare new generation conversion coatings to phosphate conversion coatings, and review the different processes available. A focus on quality needs, costs aspects and process automation will be given.

Watch the recording

 

Speaker:

Mark Ziehm
Business Development Manager in Functional Coatings

Mark Ziehm is a Global Business Development Manager for Henkel Corporation’s General Industrial Division. With 22 years of experience spanning the transportation, durable goods, and heavy equipment markets, Mark brings a diverse industry perspective to today’s industrial challenges.
www.linkedin.com/in/markziehm

Ben Adams
Applications Engineer

Benjamin Adams is currently a Functional Coatings Application Engineer at Henkel. He provides support and application development using the BONDERITE® family of cleaners, coatings, and metal pretreatment technologies across the southern and western United States.

Remanufacturing Cleaning

Isn’t it a waste that durable goods like trains, cars and earthmoving equipment are being scrapped after their service life? With the right remanufacturing processes, a lot of value which is embedded in the parts of the vehicle or machine can be retained. Not only will the environment, society and end users benefit from this practice, but certainly also remanufacturing companies themselves. For used parts that have operated under challenging conditions through their service life, one of the most critical operations is cleaning.

In this online seminar Henkel’s cleaning specialists will show you the typical cleaning applications in reman operations, how to increase efficiency and minimize waste & rewash rates.

Note: Remanufacturing is the industrial practice of returning a product to at least its original performance with a warranty equivalent or better than that of the newly manufactured product.

Watch the recording

Speaker:

Mark Ziehm
Business Development Manager in Functional Coatings

Mark Ziehm is a Global Business Development Manager for Henkel Corporation’s General Industrial Division. With 22 years of experience spanning the transportation, durable goods, and heavy equipment markets, Mark brings a diverse industry perspective to today’s industrial challenges.
www.linkedin.com/in/markziehm

Mike Lombardo
Scientific Associate

Mike Lombardo has a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University in Business and Mechatronics. He has worked for Henkel as a Technical Service Engineer for Surface Treatments for over twenty years in the General Industry’s Division. Before that, he spent multiple years in the Detroit area managing a paint facility and working in the environmental field.

Travis Creech
Functional Coatings Sales Specialist

Travis Creech has over 10 years of experience in specialty coatings sales and is a NACE Level III Coatings Inspector.
www.linkedin.com/in/travis-creech-b5182781

Colored paint primer reduce the consumption of top coats

“Corrosion, metal’s biggest enemy – Three ways to decrease costs in the paint process for complex shaped steel parts”
 
Corrosion poses a serious threat to the safety and efficiency of steel parts. Metal pretreatments are the best solution to reducing, minimizing or eliminating corrosion.

The online seminar will review the different metal pretreatment processes available, including the benefits an autophoretic process provides from a cost perspective. In addition, it will give you valuable insights on how to:

  • Reduce process footprint
  • Lower costs (utilities and chemical consumptions)
  • Minimize paint top-coat usage

Speaker:

Eric Adourel
Global Business Development Manager in Functional Coatings

Eric Adourel has over 17 years of experience in innovative corrosion protection and paint processes. Please find more information or connect on LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/in/ericardourel

Steve Edens
Business Development Manager, NA

Steve Edens is currently the North American Business Development Manager for functional coatings at Henkel, where he has spent the past 24 years. He has over 28 years experience in the metal finishing and conversion coating industry.
www.linkedin.com/in/steve-edens

Joe Caiozzo
Technical Customer Service Field Manager

Joe Caiozzo has 9 years of experience in metal pretreatment engineering. He has established a strong fundamental understanding of the technologies and value based selling.