In recent years new energy vehicles (NEVs), with their promise of reducing pollution and conserving our energy reserves, have raced into the mainstream.

Not only has E-mobility changed the source of energy for propulsion but it has also stimulated the automotive industry to introduce new materials with the focus on reducing vehicle weight and thereby enhancing fuel and energy efficiency. In order to fulfill such new demands several key areas for future cars will need modification such as the use of new materials and optimized friction properties for fasteners. These changes go hand-in-hand with increased requirements for corrosion protection.

To achieve these goals a major part of the automotive architecture needs to be redesigned,
creating numerous opportunities for the surface finishing industry, in particular for corrosion resistance solutions.

This webinar will give you an overview of various changes expected in automotive design and will focus on some of the major challenges for corrosion protection which offer opportunities for the plating industry.
  • Overview of the NEV market worldwide
  • Surface finishing trends, challenges, and opportunities
  • New coefficient of friction requirements
  • Impacts on corrosion protection requirements
  • Impacts on corrosion protection requirements
  • Contact corrosion protection and requirements for CFRP, aluminum and magnesium substrates
Global Business Development Manager and Special Projects
Dr. Matthias Hoch, who holds a PhD in Chemistry, has more than 25 years industry experience. In 2011 he joined the Atotech corrosion protection team as Global Business Development Manager & Special Projects focusing on worldwide customer and business partner projects. Dr. Hoch's extensive experience ranges from in-depth market knowledge, product, key account and project management to business development.