Tri-Mer Provides Range of Anodizing Lines and Pollution Control Equipment
Tri-Mer designs, fabricates and installs turnkey anodizing lines, including tanks, ducting, exhaust hoods, material handling and user interfaces. The company also manufactures a range of pollution control equipment, such as chemical-free fan/separator, scrubbing corrosive fumes with 10% of the water of traditional scrubbers; crossflow for inorganic compounds, which maintains stack emissions to specific ppms; odor control systems that simultaneously handle particulate and inorganic compounds; and the C/E-1 chrome scrubber. According to the company, C/E-1 is 99.5%+ efficient for all chrome regardless of inlet loading, doesn’t consume chemicals or generate waste.
Plastics are replacing metals in the manufacture of many parts, and quite often there is a need for metallic coatings on the plastics and other non-conductors. This paper will describe new processes of preparing ABS plastic substrates for subsequent metallization.
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.
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.