Sealants Designed to Outperform Conventional Anodize Solutions
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Luster-On Products’ AS-900 Series sealants for anodized aluminum coatings are designed to outperform conventional anodize sealants such as nickel acetate and hot water.
Luster-On Products’ new AS-900 Series sealants for anodized aluminum coatings are available in both liquid and powder forms. AS-950 and AS-950L are designed for Type II and Type III clearcoat applications, while AS 990 and AS 990L formulations are for when the Type II anodize films must be dyed and must meet the nitic acid leach test. All products in the series are designed to outperform conventional anodize sealants such as nickel acetate and hot water, the company says. They also comply with RoHS, ELV, WEEE and REACH, and meet or exceed Mil-A-8625F, Types 1C, II, IIB and III, Class 1 and 2 specifications.
Luster-On’s laboratory also provides free monthly analysis for users.
Benefits of anodizing include durability, color stability, ease of maintenance, aesthetics, cost of initial finish and the fact that it is a safe and healthy process. Maximizing these benefits to produce a high–performance aluminum finish can be accomplished by incorporating test procedures in the manufacturing process.
Anodizing for pre-prep bonding bridges the gap between the metallic and composite worlds, as it provides a superior surface in many applications on aluminum components for bonding to these composites.
The following anodizing process overviews are provided as a means of introduction to aerospace anodizing