News Sofiplast

SEPEM industries Nord-Ouest

Applisurfaces will exhibit at SEPEM industries Nord-Ouest from January 26th, to 28th. We will be pleased to welcome you at Hall n°1 – Booth E26.



Dry lubricant coating AS 205 certificate renewed

Renewal of certificate of compliance to positive lists for AS 205 : the certificate of our dry lubricant coating AS 205 was renewed on December 2015, in effect until September 2020.



MEKINOX, collaborative project

November was the month of closing of FUI – MEKINOX, collaborative project which aims to replace chromium by different alloys which is are completed with innovative surface treatments to obtain the characteristics of chromium, which is impacted by REACH.



International development in VIETNAM

The international development of the group continues with the opening from October 29, of the representative office of SOFIPLAST in Ho Chi Minh City – located at Vietphone Building, 64 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Da Kao, d1, HCM – VIETNAM.
The office is managed by Ms Khan Ly PHMA TRANH.
The Office can be reached by phone or mail:
Phone : +84 822 393 837
GSM : +84 989 307 624
Mail :



Two collaborative meetings

October, the 6th, was marked by the kick-off meetings of two collaborative meetings. In which Sappi is leader of the consortium.

  • A European project : E!9633 ECOSTRIPPAIR, for which the consortium formed by AFI, the Institute of Mecatronics Systems at Zurich University of Applied Sciences was the winner. The marks given by the evaluators, have allowed us to be ranked 6th in Europe, 2nd in Switzerland and 1 in France.
    For this project we were able to count on the support of BPI France and ARDI Rhône-Alpes.
    This research and development project for a period of two years is to develop a system for stripping parts in a robotized work cell with a closed-circuit media supply and recycling to improve working conditions for operators
  • A national collaborative project FUI, AEROSTRIP, for which we were able to count on the collaboration of AFI, and the French Institute of Advanced Mechanics in Clermont-Ferrand aims to develop a semi-automated paint stripping.
    VIAMECA and ASTECH Pole agreed to label the project. Labels that have allowed us to be part of funded projects.
    We thank funders:
    • BPI France
    • Rhône-Alpes Region
    • General Council of Val d'Oise

Air France Industries Région Rhône-Alpes
I&S Partners Astech



SEPEM Toulouse (France)
23-25 September 2014

We invite you to visit us at the following trade fairs:



Trade Fairs 2014

We invite you to visit us at the following trade fairs:

• SEPEM Avignon from 28 to January 30, 2014 - Hall A, booth H8

• RIST Valencia from 25 to March 27, 2014 –booth J12

• SEPEM Colmar from 20 to May 22, 2014




Sappi is a member of the consortium’s steering committee for this project. The objective is to find out an innovative solution to improve the molds manufacturing process for plastics manufacturers.
This project will start in 2013 and will end in 2016.
This project groups together small and medium sized enterprises of the Rhône-Alpes region and is supported by VIAMECA and for SAPPI by the Rhône-Alpes region.

Project supported by:
région Rhône-alpes



Soficoat creation

Sofiplast group is getting bigger with the creation of its mexican subsidiary which will be based in the Jalisco state at Guadalajara.
Soficoat will be able to answer your surfaces functionalization needs in the same way as the european subsidiaries.


SEPEM industries exhibition at Angers

Applisurfaces will participate to the SEPEM industries exhibition at Angers from the 8th to the 10th of october 2013.
We invite you to come and meet with our account managers on this occasion.



MEKINOX elected for funding for FUI11 tender

Sofiplast Group is involved in the MEKINOX project as sub-contractors TDS have recommended the use of Triboslide® coating and a fluoropolymer coating in very thin layers.
These coatings, combined with pre-treatments, are perceived as a possible alternative to hard-chromium.

Project supported by:
région Rhône-alpes



Approval renewed for AS205
(compatibility with drinking water)

Our AS205 coating has had its approval renewed by CARSO-LSEHL Laboratory of Lyon, for compatibility with drinking water.
This coating can be applied to metal, plastic or ceramic structures.
It can help eliminate mechanical or noise operating faults due to friction.
AS205 offers good resistance to chemical agents.

Taps, fluid ducts, runners, trunking, conveyors, actuators, screw threads, teeth, splines…

pdf AS205 technical sheet



A coating with no PFOA or PTFE

We have just added a coating with no PFOA or PTFE to our product range for kitchen equipment: AS7013.


  • Non-stick
  • Good resistance to abrasion
  • Anti-corrosion
  • Working temperature: +400°C, continuous

pdf AS7013 technical sheet



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