About the Author
Vlastimil Kuklik has worked in the field of hot-dip galvanizing at the METALEUROP S.A., the ZINKPOWER Kopf Gruppe and the WIEGEL GROUP. He carries out professional quality assessment of zinc coatings (as a Corrosion Engineer) and he is an active functionary of the Czech and Slovak Galvanizers Association, where he organizes and conducts technical research of the phenomena and of the metallurgical process of hot-dip galvanizing. The results of his work are regularly published in professional magazines. He works as a lecturer at seminars on hot-dip galvanizing and he lectures at the Czech and Slovak universities. He regularly supplies contributions to the scientific program of conferences on metal coatings. In the Czech and Slovak Republic is he known as a reputable expert on hot-dip galvanizing who contributes to the knowledge of the process of hot-dip galvanizing. His research is carried out in collaboration with leading institutions such as the Czech Technical University in Prague or Brno University of Technology. Jan Kudlacek is a Vice-head and assistant professor in the Department of Manufacturing Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - CTU in Prague. His research and professional Interests deal with surface treatment, corrosion, corrosion protection, surface pretreatment, detection of residual grease, hot dip galvanizing, electroplating, organic coatings and tribology. He is the author of numerous articles and papers (published in technological magazines and proceedings of scientific conferences). He is experienced with organizing of professional conferences (IN-TECH, Technological Forum, Quality and Risks in Production, Progressive and Innovative Surface Treatments). Vice-president of World Association for Innovative Technologies - WAIT, chief executive at Czech Center for Surface Treatment.