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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.


Press Release

Mar 1, 2021


Waterbury, CT, USA – March 1st, 2021 - ESI Automotive, an integrated material solutions provider at the system level for current and next-generation automotive hardware, will deliver a presentation at IPC APEX 2021. The virtual event will take place from March 8th – 12th, 2021.

Lenora Clark

Lenora Clark, director of autonomous driving and safety technology at ESI Automotive, will present on Wednesday, March 10th at 1.30 pm Central Time in the ‘Automotive Electronics’ technical conference session. The latest whitepaper ‘Addressing the changing landscape of automotive electronic designs: Improving performance and robustness through proper material choice’ will be launched.

Current automotive mega trends Connectivity, Autonomy, Shared ride services, and Electrification (CASE) require the use of sophisticated electronics. High speed, high frequency, increased processing power, thermal management, and power management are essential for these to be successful. 

The whitepaper, created in conjunction with MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, focuses on how increased performance expectations affect material requirements for the electronic designs. Specifically, it addresses the semiconductor packages and the printed circuit board to support advanced packages. Further, it investigates the pressure this puts on the joining materials used in board level assembly when the semiconductor package is joined to the printed circuit board. It also illustrates material improvements to the fabrication at each step that is required for automotive robustness.

“We are excited to be included in an automotive specific session during the IPC APEX technical conference this year. IPC has worked diligently to address the needs of the automotive industry through specification addendums. We look forward to sharing our experiences with enhanced reliability materials for this market segment”, Lenora said.

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With more than 60 years’ experience in providing integrated advanced circuitry, joining materials and surface finishing technology into the automotive supply chain, ESI Automotive brings specialist knowledge to develop innovative solutions. It works closely with global business MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions and MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions. Through collaboration with dedicated automotive OEMs and Tier 1s, ESI Automotive works closely with the supply chain to meet growing industry challenges in reliability, form factor and performance.

To learn more about the exhibition and register, please visit the IPC APEX website. For more information on ESI Automotive’s innovative technologies, please visit us at

About ESI Automotive
A leading provider of integrated advanced circuitry, joining materials and surface finishing technology, our specialist knowledge across the global automotive supply chain enhances system-level solutions to industry challenges of reliability, form factor and performance. As design enablers in next-generation connected automotive technology, we are powered by innovation, collaboration, expertise and material science.