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
ARCO Association Management AG, 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, 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
         Dr. Metin Yilmaz
  • Vice President
        Philip Hilven
  • Executive Committee
        OEVA, Austria: Ernst Weigl
        QUALUBEL, Belgium: Philip Hilven
        QUALISINO, China: Jerry Li
        ADAL, France: Mélanie Grammaticopoulos
        VOA, Germany: Matthias Krämer
        AAG NPC, Greece: Ellie Ganakou
        AFMSZ, Hungary: Andras Bango
        QUALITAL, Italy: Riccardo Boi
        AMELAQ, Mexico: Montserrat Rios
        QUALION, Netherlands: Egbert Stremmelaar
        QUALIPOL, Poland: Andrzej Jelonek
        APAL, Portugal: Antonio Sequeira
        AEA, Spain: David Barcelona
        VSA, Switzerland: none
        AYID, Turkey: Dr. Metin Yilmaz
        QUALANOD UK, Great Britain: Peter Watts
        QMEA, Middle East: Nasir Fahmeed
        RAEA, Russia: Marina Yatsenko
        Direct Licensees: Jan Rohdemejer
        European Aluminium: Ronald Prenger
        ESTAL: Ernst Weigl
  • Technical Committee
        OEVA, Austria: Ernst Weigl
        QUALUBEL, Belgium: Philip Hilven
        QUALISINO, China: Jerry Li
        ADAL, France: Mélanie Grammaticopoulos
        VOA, Germany: Matthias Krämer
        AAG NPC, Greece: Giannis Tsoulfaidis
        AFMSZ, Hungary: Andras Bango
        QUALITAL, Italy: Irene Marcolungo 
        AMELAQ, Mexico: Montserrat Rios
        QUALION, Netherlands: Remco Baartmans
        QUALIPOL, Poland: Andrzej Jelonek
        APAL, Portugal: Antonio Sequeira
        AEA, Spain: David Barcelona
        VSA, Switzerland: none
        AYID, Turkey: Dr. Metin Yilmaz
        QUALANOD UK, Great Britain: Robin Furneaux
        QMEA, Middle East: Azeem Hussen Khan
        RAEA, Russia: Dimitry Vasilevskiy
        Direct Licensees: Jan Rohdemejer
        European Aluminium: Werner Mader
        ESTAL: Ernst Weigl
  • Label Committee
        Mélanie Grammaticopoulos, Riccardo Boi 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 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.