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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

There are two grades of Plaforization:

  1. Ecophor achieves 600+ hours in salt spray conditions
  2. Toran 3 achieves 1000+ hours in salt spray conditions

Traditional pre-treatment processes can be limiting for manufacturers. They normally require metal to be painted within four minutes before it starts to flash rust so manufacturers need painting facilities on-site or must send work out to be painted. No-one likes to be restricted.

Plaforization is a unique and patented treatment that enables metal to be pre-treated and then stored unpainted for up to six months before visible signs of flash-rust.

What’s more, Plaforized metal, once painted is a lot more durable than with traditional pre-treatments. In salt spray testing, iron phosphate achieves between 200-300 hours while Ecophor Plaforization achieves over 600 hours. Toran 3, with Powder Coating will achieve between 1,000-1,500 hours – as good or better than Zinc phosphating. If you think we’re bragging – we are!

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.


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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