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SurTec and Henkel Pretreatment Chemicals

‘Pretreatment’ is the process of chemically treating metal surfaces, usually by cleaning and conversion coating, before applying wet paint, powder coating, electroplating or another metal treatment process.

Trimite has been a leading supplier of process chemicals to the metal pretreatment and plating industries for many decades. We are the UK partners for SurTec and Henkel and distribute a range of their pretreatment materials to the UK market.

Pretreatment processes from Trimite enhance the adhesion, appearance, anticorrosive performance and lifetime of subsequently applied paint or powder coatings.

Trimite supply pretreatment chemicals and expertise to markets including:

  • Aerospace
  • Defence
  • Powder coatings
  • Wet paint
  • Automotive
  • Electroplating
  • General Industrial
  • Anodising


Product details can be found on our dedicated Henkel and SurTec pages and on our Products pages.

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