Anodizing

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.

Maximizing the Service Life of Process Tanks

PVDF liners have a proven history with delivering end users longer lasting, lower maintenance plating tanks.

Houston Plating and Coatings Propels Itself to No. 1 in 2019 Top Shop Survey

HPC finds itself atop the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey as the No. 1-rated liquid and powder coater facility in North America for 2019.

Experts

Finding Correlations to Salt Spray and UV Protection Hours

Bob Hohn with Assured Testing Services says it is often difficult to equate test duration to actual years of field service.

Experts

Fixing Corrosion Between Anodized Aluminum and Steel

Anne Deacon Juhl, Ph.D., with AluConsult, says Galvanic corrosion is due to an electrical contact with a more noble metal or a nonmetallic conductor in a conductive environment.

Featured Video

Sun Glo Industrial Plating Survives Trial by Fire

Andy Pozin’s more than three decades in the metal finishing industry nearly came to an end in 2015 when an overnight fire devastated his company and his livelihood.

INNOVATIONS

PKG Custom Designs, Installs Finishing Equipment

Custom finishing equipment includes components through complete systems.

Mighty Hook Offers Diverse Hanging, Masking Products

Products promote efficiencies in coating, rack and masking operations.