Aluminum oxide conversion coating introduced

August 1, 2011

Aluminum oxide conversion coating introduced - TheFabricator.com

Birchwood Casey has introduced the MICROLOK® AO, a nontoxic aluminum oxide conversion coating that is 0.000060 in. thick, silver-black in color, and tightly adherent to the metal surface.

The patented coating imparts corrosion resistance and antigalling properties to iron and steel tooling and machine components; automotive parts including tie-rods, ball joints, and clutch and brake components; and large components such as oilfield drilling equipment.

The process does not use EPA-regulated chemicals. Rinse water generally is disposable as nonhazardous discharge and requires no waste treatment.

The five-step finishing process can be completed in 18 min., according to the company.

Features include temperature stability up to 1,400 degrees F, 120- to 140-degrees-F operation with no boiling or splattering, and no scale or sludge buildup in tanks. Bath maintenance requires only pH monitoring.



Related Companies

More in Finishing from TheFabricator.com

comments powered by Disqus