Aalberts surface technologies Faulquemont is your specialist for the partial finishing of metal surfaces in France.
welcome to Faulquemont
The site in Faulquemont was founded in 1999 and belongs today to the Aalberts surface technologies family. The primary characteristic of our site in Faulquemont is to deliver the selective hard-anodizing treatment SELGA-COAT® to our customers. This process makes it possible to target precisely defined areas of mechanic components, with no need for prior masking.
Classic immersion surface treatments, either chemical or galvanic, generally prove their worth in numerous applications. These conventional procedures, however, are not well suited to treating components with highly complex geometries in a selective and targeted manner. In this field, and particularly in the automotive industry, the selective SELGA-COAT® treatment offers an inexpensive alternative that doesn’t harm the environment.
“The partial hard anodizing of aluminum components is gaining more and more importance. A great advantage of the treatment is that only defined parts of the surface can be coated. This makes it unnecessary to mask the components before treatment or to mechanically rework them afterwards”.
Celine Fundenberger, managing director
selective surface refinement in Faulquemont
the SELGA-COAT® process in detail
In classic hard anodizing processes, the components are immersed in large electrolyte baths and a current is running through them. With the SELGA-COAT ® process, the aluminum
component is not immersed in the electrolyte, but rather placed in a treatment tool. The tool is equipped with integrated systems that make it possible to create an impermeable cell and to pass the electrolyte over clearly defined areas of the
component. In this way the electrolyte only has contact with the functional
surfaces of the component, which is thus treated in a targeted manner; this
makes it unnecessary to mask the components before treatment or to machine
The electrolyte, one of the key elements in the SELGA-COAT®
process, is also delivered to other companies who treat their components with
® machines in-house. Aalberts surface technologies Faulquemont sells SELGA-COAT®
machines and integrates them directly into your production lines. The
surface treatment, once integrated in the production process, eliminates
typical manufacturing issues such as transport costs, late deliveries, temporary
anti-corrosion protection, potential damage linked to handling, and lengthy
Several SELGA-COAT® machines have been built and installed by Aalberts Surface Technologies SAS around the world: in Germany as well as in
Brazil, China, India, Turkey and the Czech Republic. All SELGA-COAT
work by passing electrolyte through closed circuits. The risk of the process
being contaminated by possible impurities is much lower than with classical
immersion processes. Given that the treatment is selective, the use of
electrolyte is much lower, reducing the overall electrolyte consumption.
industries where surface technology from Faulquemont is used
In Faulquemont we mainly treat aluminum components for the automotive industry in a selective manner with the SELGA-COAT® process, using machines specially designed for this kind of treatment. This innovative technology determines our daily routines at our Aalberts surface technologies plant in Faulquemont.
quality and know-how
A competitive advantage lies in the design of the treatment tools, developed and produced for each application, and in the definition of the treatment parameters. The components of the treatment tools are manufactured according to Aalberts surface technologies specifications, and the tools are fully assembled, attached to treatment machines, and initiated by Aalberts surface technologies. SELGA-COAT ® is so well developed that treatment speeds of up to 10 times faster than those obtained in classic immersion baths can be reached. And the quality of the treatment is excellent as well:
Very low treatment tolerances (up to ± 2 µm depending on the treatment)
Very low roughness after treatment
Good electrical insulation
Excellent wear resistance
Excellent corrosion resistance
areas of application
Our plant in Faulquemont works almost only for the automotive industry. The number of components treated may reach as many as 80,000 components per reference per year. The selective, hard-anodizing SELGA-COAT® treatment is used mainly in the following applications:
Start & Stop system components
Sandwich plates for automatic transmissions
Steering gear boxes
Depending on the application, the layers can be produced via Cr6-containing* or Cr6-free electrolytes.
*Request for authorization submitted via Hapoc GmbH & Co. KG.
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We are the right partner for selective coating. In addition to offering various coating processes, our competence also includes partial coating of components and keeping technically necessary areas of the components free from coating. In individual areas we also offer light assembly steps after coating.