LumiShield Lumidize is Aluminum-based Corrosion Prevention Technology
LumiShield features a low-cost alternative to phosphates and primers for metal surfaces.
LumiShield Technologies’ Lumidize aluminum electroplating process is said to be a replacement for surface preparation technologies containing heavy metals and phosphates. This is an aqueous process that is said to plate any conductive substrate. The resultant electroplate (0.1 mL or less) forms a hard, tenacious barrier, maximizing adhesion and improving corrosion resistance, according to the company. It has a particular affinity for carbon steels. Once processed, those surfaces chemically bind to topcoats without phosphate or primer. The process is an addition to electroplating lines, compatible with Pulse and DC systems, low toxicity and dyeable.
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This paper is a peer-reviewed and edited version of a presentation delivered at NASF SUR/FIN 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev., on June 13, 2012.
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