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Winners of covECOchallenge 2013

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COVENTYA publish names of winners of the Cov ECOchallenge 2013

In 2011, COVENTYA adopted ECOLINE, a companywide initiative that guides and measures all of our sustainable business activity. Initial ECOLINE actions included the release of our Sustainable Business Guide, development of ECOLINE scores for our multitude of products and our covECOchallenge which challenges each COVENTYA location to pursue initiatives that best meet the triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit.

In 2013, 10 of our 14 locations established and then pursued unique and eco-beneficial initiatives. Ideas ranged from water and energy recycling and use of motion sensors for lighting to reducing our CO2 footprint by more video conferencing. In the end, two countries stood out in their efforts and we are pleased to announce the 2013 covECOchallenge will be shared by Germany and France.

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Thorsten Kuehler-Managing Director Germany,
Thomas Costa-COVENTYA CEO and
Rainer Venz-Managing Director Germany
Herve Chaix-Managing Director Finance France,
Torsten Becker-COVENTYA CFO and
Laurent Theret-Managing Director France


Congratulations to their very smart and committed approach to a better tomorrow.   We recognize all COVENTYA countries for their proposals and efforts and know that the greatest thanks will come from future generations. 

To review the results of their proposals and all COVENTYA proposals please click here.




COVENTYA Invests in South Korea

COVENTYA signs MOU to build new facility in South Korea


COVENTYA is pleased to announce that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to build a new facility in the Chungnam province, Southeast of Seoul. 
In a very well attended ceremony Didier Brouckaert, Managing Director of South East Asia and the Governor of the Chungnam province countersigned the agreement.


Mr. Brouckaert stated, "COVENTYA has taken another very important step in enhancing our Asian footprint as South Korea is an integral part of our future”.


ByoungWook JUN/ Republic of Korea Vice mayor of CheonAn, HeeJeong AN/ Governor of ChungCheongNamDo,
Didier BROUCKAERT/ Managing Director of COVENTYA South East Asia Pte. Ltd.,
Seungkwan BAEK/ President of COVENTYA Korea Co., Ltd.


Thomas Costa, COVENTYA CEO added, “Industry leadership demands consistent investment in the future. We are confident that both the South Korean market and the world market in general will view this as a clear signal that COVENTYA is committed to the surface finishing industry.”

The new facility will open by the end of 2014 in a new industrial park and will have a production capacity in excess of 2000 tons per year, exclusive for the growing Korean surface finishing market.  In addition to production, the facility will house a state-of-the-art Technology Center to assist our valued customers that serve the challenging automotive and electronics industry.


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COVENTYA SAS will be present at the 5th Vaccum Technology and Material Treatment Exhibition which is a key yearly meeting for the companies involved in both industries.

This special event will take place at the Congress Center in Reims - France, on 11 & 12 June 2014. COVENTYA will be present with a stand (n°30).

The 41st edition of the A3TS Congress will take place in parallel to the exhibition and on this occasion we proudly announce that Jean-Michel Guillot, Product Manager Decoration/POP, will give a lecture on 12 June, 16h30, conference room 2: “CrVI-free Plating on plastic technology”.

For more information visit: http://www.svtm.eu/en/svtm.html

ENOVA approved by FDA

ENOVA Electroless Nickel meets FDA requirements

COVENTYA is pleased to announce that several ENOVA electroless nickel deposits have been approved by FDA regulations for use in food applications.

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Analysis by an independent German laboratory tested the various deposits in different media according to US-CFR 21§175.300 and confirmed approval for the following electroless nickel deposits on food contact surfaces.

  • ENOVA EF 4
  • ENOVA EF 9
  • ENOVA H 15
  • ENOVA 5XX Series
  • ENOVA 9XX Series

For more information please contact your local COVENTYA representative or click here.

New OMEGAL Cadmium Free Gold Process


OMEGAL Cadmium Free Gold Process Article

COVENTYA, a market leader in surface finishing chemistry, continues to expand its line of eco-conscious and high performance precious metal technology. After a 2013 limited release in Italy and France that was met with very positive reviews, this exciting new cadmium free gold line has further captured the attention of both designers and platers alike. 

A technical article offering more detail on this novel technology was recently released and is available here.