HANNOVER MESSE 2020,
20 - 24 April
This field covers the development of materials and technologies that give to metallic products improved surface performances or new functionalities, thereby opening the way to an extended range of applications.
The galvanisation operation which consists in applying a protective zinc coating to a steel or iron product is the standard coating operation of the steel industry. It allows increasing the resistance against corrosion (and thus the service time of products) well above 10 years, even in demanding applications such as car bodies.
Beyond protection against corrosion, the functionalisation of metallic surfaces allows developing specific properties such as resistance against scratches, self-lubrication, self-cleaning, anti-microbial, anti-icing, etc. In addition, the research on advanced nanocoatings and energy applications, initially devoted to controlling interactions between metallic materials and light, promotes a variety of advanced surface applications, including photovoltaic, fuel cells and solid state lighting (LEDs). These developments obviously require teams with a high level of complementary skills and competencies, in fields such as metallic substrates, coatings, processes and technologies for surface treatments, surface properties and surface characterisation, optics, solid state physics, electronics, etc.
CRM Group activities are centered on the production, transformation, coating and use of metallic materials. Since 1948 we offer R&D and technology solutions focusing ...
Multiple heating and cooling steps are part of the metal production route to achieve the requested product properties. Rendering this heating and cooling steps more ...
This field covers all the structural processing steps of metallic products: casting and solidification, hot and cold rolling and thermal treatments. Our teams have ...
This field covers the liquid metal production chain, from raw materials to crude metal and crude metal refining into liquid metal ready for casting. It includes ...