Organisation

QUALANOD
Association for Quality Control in the Anodizing Industry.  QUALANOD, P.O. Box 1507, CH – 8027 Zurich, Switzerland.

Quality label
Mark registered on 2 October 1974 with the Federal Office for Copyrights and Patents (reg. no. 272069) and entered on 21 October 1974 in the International Trademarks Register (no. 409951) by the Association for Quality Control in the Anodizing Industry (QUALANOD), Zurich.

Secretariat
AC-Fiduciaire SA. Tödistrasse 42, CH – 8002 Zurich, Switzerland.

Members of QUALANOD
Full Members
Membership is open to all representative national or international associations of anodizers that have entered into a general licence agreement with QUALANOD.

Founding Members
The European Association for Surface Treatment on Aluminium (ESTAL), Zurich, and the European Aluminium Association (EAA), Brussels, are founding members of QUALANOD.

Associate Members
Companies and industry associations that fall into one of the following categories may be accepted as Associate Members by the QUALANOD General Assembly. Associate Members have the right to be informed of the Association’s activities except financing and the right to express an opinion via the Secretariat.

  • Licensees (“Direct Licensees”) located in a country or region without a General Licence Holder
  • Customers of anodizers
  • Suppliers to anodizers
  • Aluminium national associations
  • Other legitimate stakeholders

QUALANOD’s bodies

  • General Assembly
  • President
        José Arenas
  • Vice President
        Remco Baartmans
  • Executive Committee
        OEVA, Austria: pending
        QUALUBEL, Belgium: Philip Hilven
        QUALISINO, China: Jerry Li
        ADAL, France: José Arenas
        VOA, Germany: Dr. Thomas Becker
        AAG, Greece: Ellie Ganakou
        AFMSZ, Hungary: Andras Bango
        QUALITAL, Italy: Riccardo Boi
        QUALION, Netherlands: Egbert Stremmelaar
        QUALIPOL, Poland: Andrzej Jelonek
        APAL, Portugal: Antonio Sequeira
        AEA, Spain: Pedro LLoret
        VSA, Switzerland: Ruedi Wunderlin
        AYID, Turkey: Metin Ylmaz
        QUALANOD UK, Great Britain: Robin Furneaux
        QMEA, Middle East: pending
        RAEA, Russia: Marina Yatsenko
        Direct Licensees: Jan Rohdemejer
        EAA: Werner Mader
        ESTAL: Michiel Koot
  • Technical Committee
        OEVA, Austria: pending
        QUALUBEL, Belgium: Philip Hilven
        QUALISINO, China: Jerry Li
        ADAL, France: Caroline Colombier
        VOA, Germany: Christian Deyhle
        AAG, Greece: Thanos Panagiotopoulos
        AFMSZ, Hungary: Andras Bango
        QUALITAL, Italy: Roberto Manenti
        QUALION, Netherlands: Remco Baartmans
        QUALIPOL, Poland: Andrzej Jelonek
        APAL, Portugal: Antonio Sequeira
        AEA, Spain: Pedro LLoret
        VSA, Switzerland: none
        AYID, Turkey: Metin Ylmaz
        QUALANOD UK, Great Britain: Robin Furneaux
        QMEA, Middle East: pending
        RAEA, Russia: Dimitry Vasilevskiy
        Direct Licensees: Jan Rohdemejer
        EAA: Werner Mader
        ESTAL: Michiel Koot
  • Label Committee
        José Arenas and Robin Furneaux
  • Auditor
  • Secretariat

Working Groups:
No 3:    To compare abrasion test with falling sand test.
 
           To develop a referee test based on the manual abrasion test.         Convenor: Mr. R. Boi

No 4:    To implement a chrome-free substitute for the CPA test.                  Convenor: Mr. R. Furneaux

No 10:  Evaluation of outdoor exposure testing of MTS systems.                  Convenor: Mr. R. Boi

No 11:  To develop proposals for a publication on anodizing defects.          Convenor: Mr. C. Deyhle

No 12:  To investigate the Specifications to insure that the Specifications are unambiguous to the               question of high mass losses.                                                              Convenor: Mr. C. Deyhle

No 13:  To determine the R & D projects.                                                           Convenor: Mr. R. Furneaux

General licence holder Organisation that may grant QUALANOD sub-licences to anodizing plants. Such organisations include national associations and QUALANOD.

Sub-licence holder (licensee) Anodizing plant authorized to use the quality label.

Testing institute Organisation that is accredited under ISO/IEC 17025 and approved by QUALANOD to be responsible for inspecting the anodizing plants of licensees. Inspectors are nominated by testing institutes. The testing institutes come together as QUALISURFAL to share experiences and organise inter-laboratory round-robin testing.