With similar sealing properties and seal quality, Anodal CS-3 Powder sealer from Reliant Aluminum Products and Clariant Corp. is designed to be a cobalt-free replacement for Anodal CS-2N Powder. Cobalt is on the unfavorable list of metals under REACH/SVHC.
When added to water, the sealer produces a nickel-fluoride-based seal that can be used for clear and color anodized aluminum coatings. Benefits include reduced energy costs, reduced humidity in the workplace, no need for ventilation, and virtual elimination of sealing smut, the company says.
The sealer is compatible with Anodal CS-2N Powder, enabling tank conversion without the need for process or procedural change.