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The COVENTYA Group progresses with its DECORATIVE/POP Product Lines globalization, especially considering Global Automotive OEM Marketing and Approvals. For this reason Technologies have to be strategically marketed with common Process Names.

Effective immediately, COVENTYA's TRISTAR Trivalent Chromium Processes will have the same process number:  TRISTAR 300 Process (Clear/Blue, chloride based), TRISTAR 320 AF Process (Clear/Blue, Sulphate based), TRISTAR 700 Series (Black, Chloride based) and TRISTAR 720 Process (Black, sulphate based).


As the requirements for Black Trivalent Chromium deposits grow, the COVENTYA Group has developed three distinct chloride based technologies to meet OEM Automotive Specifications. They are specifically developed to meet CIELAB L values, as follows:  TRISTAR 755 Intense (54-56), TRISTAR 760 Dark (57-61), and TRISTAR 765 Light (65-68). 

COVENTYA's STRATA Interactive Layering System has been specifically developed to overcome the poor performance of conventional trivalent decorative chrome technologies for automotive applications. When used together with it, TRISTAR 700 Series deposits will pass 96-hour CASS, Russian Mud and Neutral Salt spray tests.

Doug Lay - International Product Manager - Decorative Line

COVENTYA Sponsored Prototype Vehicle Wins Race

This past summer saw a big win for COVENTYA, the twin sons of Claudio De Val, Managing Director of COVENTYA Italy and  Wolf Racing Cars, who added another racing title to its showcase.

The last round of the Sport Prototypes Portuguese Championship CABG was held in Estoril Portugal and CRM Motorsport secured the final win thanks to two second place finishes obtained by Stefano and Nicola De Val.  The success came with the Italian lineup winning the highest number of absolute victories at the wheel of a Wolf GB08 despite the fact they, unlike other teams,  did not take part in the hill climb races. 

Giovanni Bellarosa (Wolf Racing Cars, General Manager): "We wish to congratulate Tiago Raposo de Magalhães and the whole CRM Motorsport's staff on winning the title: Wolf Racing Cars followed and supported the growth of the team since 2013 and we are certain that this year's victories are only the beginning of a history full of success".

Tiago Raposo de Magalhães (CRM Motorsport, Director): " We managed to win, proving that Stefano and Nicola De Val and Wolf GB08 were unrivaled in the CABG championship, the most competitive in Portugal, as evidenced by the number of victories they obtained".

We extend our congratulations to Stefano and Nicola De Val and COVENTYA  looks forward to supporting their continued success.

PTI approved by COVENTEC

On October 9, 2014, Mike Kelly presented Plating Technology in Dayton, OH with their COVENTEC Approved Applicator Plaque.

PTI is now approved to the COVENTEC finishes below:

  • COVENTEC 7351
  • COVENTEC 7751

PTI receives COVENTEC Plaque

From left to right: Brian Saas (All-Star), Dan Ott (Plant Manager), Mike Kelly (Coventya),
Tim Caudill (Quality Manager) and Paul Gall (Lab Manager)

OEMs Workshop 2014 - Brazil

In August COVENTYA Brazil organized a workshop in the São Paulo region for the automotive sector customers.  Lectures were presented by the major automakers: Volkswagen, General Motors, Renault and Volvo, plus the special participation of teacher Isolda Costa of IPEN (Institute of Nuclear and Energy Research) and Rainer Venz, KIM Director of COVENTYA.

Approximately 80 clients attended the event. The main topic of the workshop were the requests of OEM industries in corrosion tests and COVENTYA new technologies but other subjects included the problems that each automaker faces and their current standards for finishes like Zinc, Zinc Nickel, Nickel, Chrome and Zinc-Flakes.

Raul Arcon (KIM Brazil) started the event with the presentation of COVENTEC and after the lectures of Isolda Costa from IPEN, Sydney Schmitz from Renault and Maurício Corrêa from General Motors, Rainer Venz made a presentation of the new trends in POP, Decorative coatings and Chrome Free Etching.

The workshop continued in the afternoon with the lectures of Fabio Olivier from Volkswagen, Elison Santos from Volvo and Rainer Venz, lectured on STRATA, the new trivalent chromium process from COVENTYA.

Finally, there was a round of questions and answers which were very useful for all participants and after a very active exchange everyone enjoyed some social time.

Plating Master Class 2014

Recently, our Precious Metals group held the first 'Plating Master Class' in Villeneuve La Garenne France. The session was organized by Luca Romanò, International Product Manager-Precious Metals and local Product Manager, Abdellah Fenzar.

The purpose of the training session was to share current knowledge related to management of the precious metals processes. The role of Abdellah Fenzar was crucial, as he presented all the technical/practical documents related to our Best In Class products for the deposition of Ruthenium, Palladium, Gold and COVENTYA’s solutions for Nickel-free finishes.

 In particular, we focused on the following processes:

  • AURALLOY 420 LF White Bronze lead free
  • AURALLOY 250 LF Yellow Bronze lead free
  • OMEGAL CDF series Low carat Gold cadmium free
  • RUTHENIUM 400 and 800 series Black Finishes
  • Gold systems, most notably EPIDOR 800 series flash which produces 1N to 5N color

 To enhance the training session we added a small commercial section to summarize the global market position of COVENTYA and future opportunities.  

The meeting was attended by:

  • Jose 'Pepe' Cotino Flores and Maite Hernandez (COVENTYA Spain)
  • Riccardo Zanini (COVENTYA Italy)
  • Jörg BOGNER and Ines Jasperneite (COVENTYA Germany)
  • a number of customers or fashion OEM’s

COVENTYA anticipates offering the Plating Master Class on a regular basis to Fashion and Luxury brand owners as well as our applicators to ensure they stay up to date on market trends and latest precious metal innovations.