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  • Meeting directives, such as ELV REACh and RoHS continues to be essential requirements. QPS delivers on all of these needs. QPS complies with the conditions set forth in the ISO 9001: 2015.


    QPS helps automotive engineers to specify the right products in a sustainable world. The steady evolution of the program has enabled many global OEM’s to specify ever-higher performance standards and represents:

    • Approved applicators: Applying these products to a common audited standard ensures the same coating performance throughout the applicator base.
    • High performance: Exceeding the high demands for corrosion resistance and exceptionally consistent torque and tension characteristics.
    • Global consistency: Wherever ZinKlad, DecoKlad or XMAPP standards are applied, applicators know they are using the same high-performance products.

    What do we do?

    QPS flow chart

    We supply and develop QPS standards that meet and exceed OEM specifications. We validate applicators processes by conducting audits, carrying out inspections and testing the production output to make sure they meet pre-defined QPS standards and agreed technical requirements.

    We monitor and report results on a global scale to be able to service and continuously improve performance. 

    Why do we do what we do?

    We believe that we are able to assure a global consistent performance at a local level meeting the global OEM requirements with a select number of world class applicators.

    How do we do what we do?

    ESI Automotive has developed a unique Quality Performance System called QPS that tackles the challenges for high-performance automotive coatings. OEM’s can be confident that the same coatings and consistent performance are available worldwide.

Electric vehicle reliability

Lengthen electric vehicle lifespan and reduce warranty costs with high reliability joining materials

Reliability is critical; we already see some manufacturers offering warranty levels of up to 8 years, with unlimited miles.  Sintering technology provides a step change in reliability for power semiconductors; while for conventional soldered interconnections, the InnoLot solder alloy can more than double service life.

A fully Silver-sintered silicon die with a power cycle delta T of 100K will survive over one million power cycles.  By contrast a conventionally soldered silicon die under similar conditions (V­gate 20V, 130A current, 15 seconds on, 15 seconds off, maximum junction temperature of 145°C, delta T 85°C) will fail in fewer than 12,000 power cycles.

In addition to the power semiconductor components, there are tens of thousands of conventionally soldered surface mount joints in the electronics of every car, found in the electronics control units (ECU). The InnoLot alloy can extend the fatigue life of those interconnections by a factor of two to three, depending upon design constraints.