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.

Composite Electroless Nickel Coatings for the Wind Energy Industry

The ability to tailor CEN coatings with an array of synergistic particles makes these coatings uniquely beneficial for applications in the wind energy industry.

Surface Finishing Mexico Expects to Surpass Attendance In 2019

The Mexican Association for Surface Finishing is hosting Surface Finishing Mexico (SFM) March 14-15 in Monterrey.


The Effect of Pretreatment on Appearance of Anodic Coating

The pretreatment processes prior to anodizing are critical in not only cleaning the aluminum, says Techevon’s Tej Patel, but in also creating a variety of colors and finishes.


Selecting the Best Anodizing Seal Process

Sealing of anodized aluminum is considered to be the most important of all the various steps in the anodizing process, and Coventya’s Michael McGinty explains how you seal ultimately determines the performance of the anodic oxide in its end-use environment.

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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.


Sealants Designed for Type II and Type III Clearcoat Applications

Part of Luster-On’s lineup of plating chemicals and equipment for metal finishing Industry.

Ryotronics Manufactures Plating/Anodizing Rectifiers

Customizes, Repairs and Refurbishes too.