Anodizing is an electro-chemical process. Extruded aluminum shapes are immersed in an acid solution under controlled conditions. An electrical current passes through the solution to produce an aluminum oxide film. The film is extremely hard, durable and resistant to corrosion.
Anodizing is the most effective and efficient method of finishing for four primary reasons:
Exterior anodic coatings provide stability to ultraviolet rays, do not chip or peel, and are easily repeatable.
Most anodized profiles have an extremely long life span. Anodizing is a reacted finish that is integrated with the underlying aluminum for total bonding and unmatched adhesion.
Anodizing is very cost-effective compared to other finishing methods.
Health and Safety
Anodizing is a safe process that is not harmful to human health. An anodized finish is chemically stable, will not decompose, is nontoxic, and is heat-resistant. Since the anodizing process is a reinforcement of a naturally occurring process, it is non-hazardous and produces no harmful or dangerous by-products. Our chemical baths used in the anodizing process are reclaimed, recycled, and reused. Consequently, anodizing is one of the most environmentally friendly metal finishing processes. It is commonly called the Green finish for aluminum.
Our state-of-art computer and hoist system provides customers with a finished part of repeatable quality. Current capabilities include:
- Clear finish
- Electrolytic (color fast) black or bronze
- Black organic dye
We also offer parts with paint, powder coat and vibratory mill finish options.