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Specifications

Technical Notes

Types

The chemical conversion materials are of the following types:

  • Type I – Compositions containing hexavalent chromium
  • Type II – Compositions containing no hexavalent chromium

Classes

The materials, which form protective coatings by chemical reaction with aluminum and aluminum alloys, are of the following classes:

  • Class 1A – For maximum protection against corrosion, painted or unpainted
  • Class 3 – For protection against corrosion where low electrical resistance is required

Material Forms

Chemical conversion materials are of the following forms:

  • Form I – Concentrated liquid
  • Form II – Powder
  • Form III – Premixed liquid (ready for use touch-up brush application)
  • Form IV – Premixed liquid, thixotropic (ready for use)
  • Form V – Premeasured powder, thixotropic (ready for use after addition of water)
  • Form VI – Premixed liquid (ready for touch-up use in self-contained applicator device)

Application Methods

Chemical conversion materials are of the following application methods:

  • Method A – Spray
  • Method B – Brush-on or wipe-on
  • Method C – Immersion
  • Method D – Applicator pen or pre-saturated applicator device
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Anodizing

Anodizing

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Passivation

Passivation is a term for a variety if processes that make a metal (most commonly stainless steel) or other substance unreactive, or passive, by altering the surface layer or coating the surface with a thin inert layer. AOTCO performs both citric and black oxide passivation techniques to a range of specifications.

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Plating Substrates

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Pre- & Post-Process Treatments

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Dedicated Outsourced Finishing

Part of our cornerstone goal of building long-term, collaborative & solution-oriented partnerships, AOTCO will devote reserved physical and human resource capacity for our clients with long-term finishing and deadline requirements. For these partnerships our commitment is that AOTCO manages the process, while YOU control the results.

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