News | August 12, 2011

Paramount Metal Finishing Offers Hardcoat Anodizing


Hardcoat anodizing is just one of many services offered at Paramount Metal Finishing.

Hardcoat anodizing, offered at Paramount Metal Finishing, is done on many different surfaces for many different uses. Most commonly, it's associated with giving aluminum a corrosion-resistant surface, but there are many other uses as well.

Hardcoat anodizing is an electrochemical process that converts a metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish. In addition to aluminum, other nonferrous metals, such as magnesium and titanium, can be anodized too.

Hardcoat anodizing is done for multiple reasons as well. Besides increasing corrosion resistance, it also increases surface hardness, allows coloring and improves lubrication or adhesion.

When hardcoat anodizing is performed, it creates a layer that is completely integrated into the substance. This means that it cannot chip or peel, unlike painting. Anodized aluminum provides a highly porous structure that allows for post color dyeing processes as well as post sealing.

Hardcoat Anodizing at Paramount Metal Finishing
Paramount Metal Finishing offers hardcoat anodizing for many uses, including on military, medical and industrial surfaces.

Paramount Metal Finishing provides hardcoat anodizing and sulfuric anodizing per MIL-A-8625 Type III, MIL-A-8625 Type II and ASTM B580-79 on military, medical and industrial products. We utilize a high production linear hoist line for optimum quality and high volume production. Solutions are controlled and monitored by our in-house lab applying SPC and SQC process control techniques.

Hardcoat anodizing is a finish typically used for military munitions.
In addition to these services, Paramount Metal Finishing offers hardcoat anodizing for other industrial uses for abrasion resistance, including architectural products such as windows and doors, appliances, automotive uses, food preparation equipment, lighting, furniture and machined parts.

SOURCE: Paramount Metal Finishing