The surface specialist Surtec and Okuno Chemical Industries Co. Ltd. intend to cooperate more closely in Europe in the future and thus offer optimum solutions for their customers. Both companies have already been cooperating successfully in Japan for a long time. By expanding the cooperation, users in Europe will also benefit from the developments, high-performance products and know-how from Japan with immediate effect. As one of the market and technology leaders in Asia in the field of chemical specialties for surface treatment, Okuno is an innovative partner especially for plastic coaters and the electronics industry. With this future-oriented cooperation, Surtec and Okuno are combining their strengths: customers will benefit from Surtec's extensive network of locations in Europe, through which, for example, Okuno's chromium(VI)-free solutions for pretreatment in decorative processes will soon be available.