Industrial Advantages

Metal sheet with textured surface – a production advantage

Metal sheet that has been rolled with TOPOCROM® coated work rolls and thus exhibit the TOPOCROM® structure shows significant advantages in various production processes:

Better Forming behaviour

During the forming process hydrostatic lubrication pockets are generated due to the TOPOCROM® (PRETEX) structure on the metal sheet surface. Thus friction and lubrication behaviour is considerably enhanced.

Better painting ability without moiré effects

The serial painting of body panels for the automotive industry makes high demands on the metal sheet surface. The experience of leading car manufacturers shows excellent results also with respect to the avoiding of undesirable moiré effects.

Considerably longer service life of work rolls

In average the service lives of the TOPOCROM® coated work rolls are extended by 3 to 5 times in comparison to EDT-structured work rolls.
Technology presentation by the steel work SALZGITTER Flachstahl GmbH and the system supplier Topocrom Systems AG at BAOSTEEL BAC 2013 in Shanghai, China:
«Technology and Advantages with TOPOCROM® Texturing»
«TOPOCROM® Texturing: Technology and Advantages»
«TOPOCROM® Texturing: Technology and Advantages» (Chinese)

«TOPOCROM® Technology» (Chinese)

For further information about the plant technology, please contact:

Topocrom Systems AG

Gewerbestrasse 8, 8212 Neuhausen am Rheinfall / Switzerland
Telephone 0041 (0)71 620 01 83,
Managing Director: Karl Müll, Commercial register No. CH-020.3.928.924-8