Anodizing is an electro-chemical process that converts the aluminum surface into a durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish. Anodizing is accomplished by a process of immersing the aluminum into an acid electrolyte bath and passing an electric current through a medium. Anodizing is widely known to be a very environmentally sustainable process, as it elongates the service life of the aluminum, all the while being a water-based process, generating no hazardous byproducts, and using no VOC's, halogenated hydrocarbonous substances, or other potential pollutants. For further information on the process, please make an inquiry.
· Pickling is a process that removes stains (from welding), rust, or scale. This process is done through a nitric acid paste that is applied to the stainless steel surface.
· Passivation is a process that maximizes the natural corrosion resistance of stainless steel. It can remove surface contamination, such as particles of iron from reworking with cutting tools that can form rust.
· QQ-P-35C Types II & VI
· ASTM A967
· AMS 2700
Chromate Conversion Coating is primarily used as a corrosion inhibitor, primer, or to retain electrical conductivity.
· MIL-DTL-5541F Type I (yellow) Class IA & Class III
· MIL-DTL-5541F Type II (clear) Class IA & Class III (RoHS Compliant)