Thermission as a new member of Initiative Zink Listing Image

Posted by Marc Habegger | 4 DEC, 2018

Thermission as a new member of Initiative Zink

Initiative Zink has the aim of making zinc as a raw material better known, as well as its possible uses, its properties and its significance for people by means of public relations work. As a member, (...)

“Tempering” and “Bake Hardening”: The positive effect of zinc thermal diffusion on material properties Listing Image

Posted by Frank Schlipf | 9 OCT, 2018

“Tempering” and “Bake Hardening”: The positive effect of zinc thermal diffusion on material properties

Many steels require heat treatments in the form of tempering to achieve the desired material properties. These processes often operate in a similar temperature range as zinc thermal diffusion. So why (...)

Lead has been added to the REACH Candidate List: What impact does this have on the zinc industry? Listing Image

Posted by Frank Schlipf | 18 SEP, 2018

Lead has been added to the REACH Candidate List: What impact does this have on the zinc industry?

In mid-June, the ECHA Member State Committee (MSC) decided to include lead in the REACH Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). This decision came into force on June 27, 2018 and (...)

When hot-dip galvanization makes welding joints look like poorly healed scars, it means that silicon is probably present. Listing Image

Posted by Frank Schlipf | 30 AUG, 2018

When hot-dip galvanization makes welding joints look like poorly healed scars, it means that silicon is probably present.

Most people know this situation: a quick moment of carelessness and the sharp knife ends up slicing not only the carrot but also our thumb. Where necessary, a few stiches can help the wound heal (...)

What is white rust, why it occurs and how come it can be as colorful as a rainbow Listing Image

Posted by Dr. Vinzenz Bissig | 9 AUG, 2018

What is white rust, why it occurs and how come it can be as colorful as a rainbow

The picture above shows galvanized plates installed on the suspension bridge between Sigriswil and Aeschlen in the Bernese Highlands. This bridge is part of the Lake Thun panorama loop trail and has (...)

SWISSMEM Industry Day: SUSTAINABILITY Listing Image

Posted by Yvan Schaffter | 26 JUN, 2018

SWISSMEM Industry Day: SUSTAINABILITY

One of my best memories in the Hallenstation in Zurich was in 1987 for a concert of the English band ‘The Cure’. I’m not sure if my son knows this group. I was 17 years old and sustainability was not (...)