Luster-On will display Aluminescent, which it says is the only powdered hex-free conversion coating for aluminum listed on the Qualified Products List for MIL-DTL 5541F, class 1A and 3. The chromate is a replacement for yellow or clear hexavalent chromates and provides excellent corrosion protection at low cost and minimum control. Aluminescent can be applied by dip, spray, brush, swab or roll coating, requires no electrical current, cooling or exhaust and is suitable for both wrought and cast aluminum alloys. Also available is a thixotropic touch-up chromate based on the same chemistry that is currently being evaluated for military applications.
Valence Surface Technologies Acquires MAPSCO
Trive Capital, Dallas-based private equity firm, announces that its portfolio company, Valence Surface Technologies has acquired Magnetic and Penetrant Services Company (MAPSCO).