Dörken MKS-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG, Herdecke, Germany, the parent company of Dörken Corporation USA, has announced the opening of a new laboratory for the chemical analysis of its multi-functional, non-chrome micro layer corrosion protection systems in Grass Lake, Mich.

The new Analytics Department will provide a key function between research and development and production. Its role will include analyzing and evaluating new formulas and refining methods of analysis that will help in better understanding the chemistry of the coatings in order to continually optimize product quality. To further augment the value of the new lab, batches will also be regularly taken out of the live production process and analyzed to ensure that Dörken’s global network of coating companies gets supplied with products of a consistently high quality.

“Along with the global development of our tech centers, the opening of the new Analytics Department is another step in reinforcing our position as leaders in zinc flake systems technology,” said Dr. Gerhard Reusmann, managing director.

Dörken’s global coating solutions are: environmentally friendly; meet the standards and specifications for corrosion protection, sealants, and lubricity performance of fasteners; and are approved for use by vehicle manufacturers and Tier One suppliers worldwide. Its product development programs and manufacturing operations are certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and to ISO 14001.

For more information, please visit www.doerkenusa.com.