Arlington Plating Co. Opens Anodizing Operation

Arlington Plating Co. (APC) announces the installation of an anodizing line at its Palatine, Illinois, headquarters.

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Arlington Plating Co. (APC) announces the installation of an anodizing line at its Palatine, Illinois, headquarters. The $2 million investment reflects the increased demand for aluminum anodizing that reliably meets stringent performance and design requirements in the surface finishing industry.

Comprised of 44 process tanks, the 5,000-square-foot fully automated line produces MIL-A-8625 Type II (sulfuric) anodizing with high pH sealants, die coloring and electro-color capabilities. The line offers bright dip, lacquer/post-dip and satin finishing applications. Meeting pH 13.0 requirements mandated by the automotive industry for exterior trim applications, the automated line processes parts up to 100 inches in length.

According to the company, the growth in anodizing is most pronounced in the automotive, aerospace, and electronics industries, all of which require longer lasting, more durable/abrasion resistant coatings with high corrosion and wear protection.

President of Arlington Plating Company, Richard Macary says, “APC’s long-established and trusted finishing expertise ensures customers will be provided knowledge-based process manufacturing far beyond the anodizing line.”

For more information, visit arlingtonplating.com.