Brazilian Surface Finishing Association


ABTS – the Brazilian Association for Surface Finishing was founded in 1968. It is an important contribution to the developement of technology, expertise of operators and exchange of information with academia and technicians from all over the world.

ABTS at least once a month organizes presentations and workshops, often with a get-together cocktail, and frequently  offers courses or classes in plating, organic finishing, administration and costs or health and ambiental protection.

Every three years EBRATS – Brazilian Encounter for Surface Finishing already is an important  international event – certainly the best known and largest in Latin America.


Featured Product Categories

  • Pre-treatment and surface preparation
  • Decorative coatings (Copper, nickel, chromium)
  • Zinc and Zinc Alloys coatings
  • Electroplating
  • Electroless coatings
  • Conversion Coatings
  • Precious metals Coatings
  • Coatings on non-metallic substrates
  • Coatings for high corrosion, wear resistance
  • PVD, CVD and others
  • Thermal Spray Coatings
  • Molten salts depostion process
  • Equipment for Testing, Measuring and Analysis
  • Pulse Current
  • Electrophoresis
  • Thermochemical treatments
  • New process developments - Nanotechnology, ecological process
  • Enviroment
  • Water consumption reduction strategies
  • Health and occupational safety
  • Painting
  • Aluminium and other lighr metals treatments
  • Printed circuits and other electronic applications
  • Mechanical Finishes
  • Equipments / Process control
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