Coating without any heavy metals
The Swedish company AB Momento is the only manufacturer in the world exclusively devoted to machine operated sockets and accessories. The company accounts for 25% of the total manufacture of impact sockets in Europe and more than 80% of Momento’s production is exported to 60 countries. Key markets are automotive, mining, shipbuilding, wind power and the oil and gas industries. As part of a longterm environmental initive, Momento is the first company in the world to have successfully developed a coating without using any heavy metals in the surface treatment process.
The new coating, Momento Silverline™, has been developed with the aim to protect the environment through an environmentally friendly manufacturing process, but also to help Momento ́s clients worldwide to respond to new environmental targets. Until today, black oxide has been the most common coaing used on impact sockets because paint or chromium is not approved by ISO standards. Years of research and testing has proved that Momento Silverline™, with its light silver hue meets or exceeds all the performance characterisics of previous products.
Additionally, the new socket coating has other advantages. For example, improved observation of the socket rotation and code stamping while being used by the operator in cramped and poorly lit surroundings.
Positive response from distributors and environmentally conscious customers around the world
The Momento Silverline™ socket production started in September 2014. The company’s CEO Torbjörn Palmberg says that the reaction of distributors around the world has been very positive. Even with key customer groups, the launch has been met with positive reactions.