In an effort to produce greener, more sustainable vehicles with a prolonged lifespan, automotive manufacturers have shifted towards fully galvanised auto bodies.
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However, the demand for a reduction in vehicle mass and a lower total cost of ownership has forced carmakers to reconsider traditional anti-corrosion coatings.
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The need for thinner zinc-coatings with improved performance has led Tata Steel to develop MagiZinc Auto, a thin hot-dip galvanised coating alloyed with aluminium and magnesium. It offers twice the corrosion protection of standard galvanised finishes and provides significant performance improvements for automotive press shops at the same time.