Chemetall’s Phosphorous-Free Oxsilan 9810/2 Pretreatment Receives Military Approval

Chemetall, a global leader and innovator in pretreatment chemistry, announced the approval of Oxsilan 9810/2 for Federal Specification TT-C-490, Type IV on abrasive blasted steel. This means that for the first time, there is a viable replacement for zinc phosphate for the military.

This accomplishment comes after the completion of a testing program, initiated in 2009, which included testing for adhesion, flexibility, water resistance, salt spray, cyclic corrosion, outdoor exposure and hydrogen embrittlement.

Oxsilan 9810/2 is phosphorous-free and is completely free of any regulated heavy metals so it’s environmentally-friendly. The versatile technology is also available in a convenient ready-to-use formula for simplicity.

Chemetall has been developing, manufacturing, and supplying state-of-the-art specialty chemical products for over 100 years. The ISO 9001 company offers a wide spectrum of products ranging from metalworking fluids and drawing & stamping compounds to cleaners, rust preventatives and surface treatment chemistries. Chemetall’s integrated products, chemical management systems, process equipment, and technical service programs deliver efficient and cost effective solutions for industrial manufacturing needs; expect more with Chemetall.

Chemetall is a world-class specialty chemical company and a global provider of chemical technologies based in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. In addition to the North American headquarters in New Providence, New Jersey, other locations in the Americas include Jackson, Michigan; La Mirada, California; Bramalea, Ontario; Jundiai, Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Querétaro, México. Chemetall is a division of Rockwood Holdings Inc., a global specialty chemicals and advanced materials company traded on the New York Stock Exchange.


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