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Chemeon Scientists to Present at Florida Finishers Conference

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Catherine Munson, Ph.D., will present “Chemeon TCP as a Room Temperature Seal for Anodized Aluminum” at 4 p.m. on February 7, and Sjon Westre, Ph.D., will present “Current Density Anodizing and the 720 Rule” at 11 a.m. on February 8.

Two research scientists from Chemeon Surface Technology will deliver talks at the upcoming Florida Finishers Corp. Mid-Winter Conference and Exposition, February 7-8, at the St. Petersburg Marriott in Clearwater, Florida.

Catherine Munson, Ph.D., will present “Chemeon TCP as a Room Temperature Seal for Anodized Aluminum” at 4 p.m. on February 7, and Sjon Westre, Ph.D., will present “Current Density Anodizing and the 720 Rule” at 11 a.m. on February 8.

Dr. Munson’s talk will focus on the application and performance of Chemeon TCP-HF and TCP-NP as room-temperature anodic seals.

“Independent third-party testing proved excellent corrosion resistance during neutral salt spray testing for more than 1,000 hours,” she asserts. “The TCP-HF- and TCP-NP-sealed anodize also provided excellent paint adhesion in accordance with MIL-A-8625F. Overall, the TCP products applied as room-temperature anodic seals met and exceeded the performance of standard, hot dichromate seals, while minimizing the time and energy necessary to run heated tanks and eliminating the use of hazardous chemical in the anodizing line.”

Dr. Westre’s presentation will focus on the fundamentals of current density anodizing and the advantages and disadvantages of current density control compared to conventional voltage anodizing. “The behavior of the anodizing tank components as an electrical circuit are considered,” he explains. “Use of the 720 Rule to predict the anodizing rate, final thickness, load surface area is illustrated through worked examples.”

Retired NASA astronaut Nicole Stott will be the opening speaker at the annual conference. For information, visit the Florida Finishers Corp. website. For information on Chemeon, visit chemeon.com.

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