Anodizing

Anodizing is a conversion of the aluminum surface to a thicker, corrosion-resistant aluminum oxide. This site-within-a-site covers everything from chromic and sulfuric acid anodizing to hard coat anodizing articles, suppliers and products. Check out our feature stories, tips from industry experts, and the latest in innovations from world-class suppliers.

Aluminum Anodizers Council Call for Papers 2017

The Call for Papers is an ongoing process for which anyone may submit an abstract, paper, or speaker recommendation for consideration at any time.

Gardner Business Index: January 2017

Finishing industry expands for the first time since June 2015.
Experts

Water Quality in the Anodizing Process

Q. I would like to know more about the physical and chemical parameters that are used to evaluate the quality of water used in the anodizing process.
Experts

Anodizing Clinic: Sealing with Distilled Water

Q. Can distilled water be substituted for deionized water? Our facility can create a distilled water heated bath fairly easily because we already produce distilled water for another process. A DI water bath would be much more expensive. 
Featured Video

2017 Finishing Industry Economic Forecast

What the team at Gardner Business Intelligence sees ahead for the industrial finishing industry in 2017.
INNOVATIONS

PosiTector SHD Hardness Durometer Measures Non-Metallic Materials

The PosiTector SHD shore hardness durometer from Gardco is a handheld electronic instrument that measures the indentation hardness of non-metallic materials.

OEM-Focused PumpSense Offers Predictive Monitoring

Sensor-based system introduces uniquely “smart” and cost effective predictive diagnostics technology to alert pump/blower users to developing problems.