Hauzer Announces Acquisition of Cromatipic Ecological Chroming System

IHI Hauzer Techno Coating in The Netherlands is pleased to announce that it has acquired the intellectual property rights and trade marks for Cromatipic®, formerly owned by Sidasa Engineering in Spain. All responsibilities, ownership of process, technology and factory engineering have been included in this transaction and Hauzer will be supplier of consumables to all Cromatipic® users worldwide.

Cromatipic® is an environmentally friendly technology that replaces electroplating on varied plastic substrates and future aluminium alloys for many applications. The technology uses only two process steps, where electroplating needs many more. With the technology a flexible chrome layer is applied that needs no top coat. The end result passes all common automotive requirements for automotive interior and exterior parts. The technology has already been proven and delivered in combination with the inline production platform the Metalliner®.

IHI Hauzer Techno Coating belongs to the IHI Group, that has headquarters in Japan, and is a leading supplier of Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) technology and equipment for the tool, tribological and decorative markets worldwide. Cromatipic® is a worthwhile addition to Hauzer’s portfolio that will serve existing and new customers, especially in the automotive market.

For the IHI Group as a whole, the acquisition of Cromatipic® is a step further towards state-of-the-art solutions for global challenges in the automotive industry. Going forward, IHI Hauzer Techno Coating and its sister companies such as IHI Ionbond AG, IMS and VTN will work together to provide a comprehensive portfolio of services in both metal and non-metal applications, furthering IHI’s ambition of becoming a global leader in heat treatment and surface treatment technology markets which are expected to show significant future growth.

About IHI Hauzer Techno Coating B.V. (www.hauzer.nl) Established in 1983, IHI Hauzer Techno Coating is a leading supplier of Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) and Plasma Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition (PACVD) technology and equipment. The company supplies tool, tribological and decorative markets with highly productive batch machines and inline production platforms for functional coatings on three dimensional products. The Hauzer headquarters are in Venlo, The Netherlands and the company has two subsidiaries in Shanghai, China and Yokohama, Japan.

About IHI (www.ihi.co.jp) Established in 1853, IHI is a listed Japanese industrial conglomerate with a capital of ¥107.1bn (EUR 793mn) and 2014 sales of ¥1,456bn (EUR 10.8bn). The company operates through its four major business areas, “Resources, Energy and Environmental”, “Social Infrastructure, Offshore facilities”, “Industrial Systems, General-Purpose Machinery”, “Aero Engines, Space & Defense”.

About Sidasa (www.sidasa.com) Sidasa Engineering is one of the world's leading integrated surface treatment companies, founded more than 58 years ago. Sidasa develops machines to satisfy needs in many fields of the surface treatment industry, including research for design, manufacturing and commissioning of fully automated plants. Sidasa Engineering is part of the Units Group. www.unitsgroup.com design, produce, and market, specialty chemicals to worldwide customers.

For more information:
IHI Hauzer Techno Coating B.V., Lichelle Gijsbers, +31(77)3559752, [email protected]

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