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Plaforization – Pre-treatment Processes

Plaforization pre-treatment process
Plaforization pre-treatment process

Metal you can store for up to 6 months before painting

Our patented one-step pretreatment PlaforizationTM technology, is an innovative, unique process which degreases, cleans, polymerises and prepares all metal in just one easy step.

Plaforization requires no heat or water and generates no sludge, this in turn results in huge savings for our customers; in energy, water and labour costs.

Parts are able to be dipped or sprayed and treatment only takes 90 seconds.Treated metal is then instantly protected against flash rust, without the need for painting immediately. Parts can be left unpainted for up to 6 months prior to painting without any sign of rust. This allows manufacturers to treat and store metal for several months before the need to paint, a feature which has proven invaluable to many of our customers who have switched from conventional multi-stage phosphating where parts need to be painted immediately to prevent the onset of flash rust.

Our innovative Plaforization pre-treatment product range is suitable for all forms of metal, Steel, Castings, Aluminium and including Zintec and galv. It works in a different way from all other pre-treatment products, view the chemistry behind our technology.

We have a range of products available depending on our customers’ requirements from salt-spray protection (600 hours to 2000 hours), application (dip or spray) and wet paint or powdercoating.

This single-stage pre-treatment process offers a faster, easier, greener and more affordable alternative to labour-intensive conventional phosphating or manual degreasing process.

The Revolutionary way to

Improve throughout & save cost

In manufacturing, it can be costly to rely on the past. Our Plaforization process degreases, polymerises, and prepares metal products in just one step. Multi-metals can be treated in the same tank at the same time. The treatment, made up of organic resins, polyphosphates, and phosphoric acid (Ecophor), can be as quick as 90 seconds spray or dip. This novel approach provides a greener, faster, and more cost-efficient alternative to traditional treatments. Reap the rewards of the future today! 

Cost Saving

Plaforization requires one tank, less manpower, and less energy, providing you with lower costs and no flash rust for 6 months.

Eco Friendly

Plaforization requires no heat or water and produces no sludge therefore saving on energy, emissions and water usage.

Space Saving

Plaforization is a single stage process, eliminating the need for multiple tanks and freeing up valuable space in your factory.


We've calculated that in a year since changing over from our old conventional phosphating system, we've saved nearly £70k in chemical costs and labour

It sounded too good to be true but long term trials have proved the process works.

It’s the only process we’ve found that allows us to store cast steel and iron products without the worry of going rusty before assembly / painted.

We’ve seen lots of benefits - resolved storage issues, reduced utility costs, reduced water usage, carbon footprint AND our production time.

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