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.

Developing a Finishing Workforce

How Industry Certifications Help Attract and Maintain a Team of Qualified Employees

Experts

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.

Experts

Addressing White Spots on Black Anodized Parts

Anodizing guru Mark Jozefowicz says white spots on black anodized finishes are a common problem, and there are a variety of reasons why they might occur.

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

Magenta Shade for Anodized Aluminum Is Free of Heavy Metals

Clariant’s Sanodye Magenta LF combines red with a touch blue in a non-bleeding, single-dye formulation that is also heavy-metal free.

Coventya Products Aim to Meet Surface Finishing Challenges

Coventya will highlight a variety of its latest products at Sur/Fin 2018, including Finicoat coatings, the Alumal aluminum surface treatment line and WaterCare wastewater treatment line, and 3S anode technology.