Alochrome 1200 is a chromate conversion coating - an extremely thin chemical coating that adds desirable characteristics to the surface of an an aluminium part such as:
- Enhanced Corrosion Resistance
- Enhanced Bonding Ability
- Electrically Conductive
Compared to anodising, chromate offers a couple of advantages. For example, it is not an electrial process and is a very good pre-treatment for paint.
Polishing and Buffing
Polishing and buffing are finishing processes for smoothing a workpiece's surface using an abrasive wheel. Polishing is a more aggressive process while buffing is less harsh, which leads to a smoother brighter finish.
Polishing is often used to enhance the looks of a component, prevent contamination of medical instruments, remove oxidation, create a reflective surface or to remove corrosion.
There are many different materials that can be polished such as aluminium, copper, tin ,brass, mild steel and stainless steel.
Alochrome 1000 is a non chromate conversion treatment for aluminium and aluminium alloys. It is used at low concentrations and rapidly develops a clear film, which increases the corrosion resistance of unpainted aluminium without changing the natural aluminium finish.
It provides an excellent base for clear organic coatings, since it promotes better bonding and prevents under paint corrosion.
Alochrome 1000 can be applied by spray or immersion.
Bead blasting is the process of removing surface deposits by applying fine glass beads at high pressure without damaging the surface