Anodal® Finishing Additives



A broad range of chemistry for improved productivity and decorative appeal.

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Anodizing Additives

Product Comments
icon-docsAnodal EE liq Premium quality MAE type anodizing additive. Enables hard coating at 55ºF.
icon-docsAnodal AANF liq General purpose liquid additive.


Anodizing Aids

Product Comments
icon-docsAnodal Dye Buffer liq Activator and pH stabilizer for dye baths.
icon-docsAnodal PTFE liq Concentrated polytetrafluoroethylene dispersion that satisfies AMS 2482A and MIL A 63576A Type I.
icon-docsEkaline F liq Highly effective mist suppressant for anodizing and acid etch baths.
icon-docsAnodal Defoamer NS liq Easy use multi-purpose liquid defoamer.
icon-docsAntimussol C-1 liq Defoamer well suited for waste treatment.
icon-docsAnodal WT-A liq Waste treatment conditioner for dye baths.
icon-docsCartafix WE liq Waste treatment flocculant for dye baths.
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Product Comments
icon-docsAnodal Acid Cleaner 3 A phosphoric acid based blended cleaner. Well suited for Brite-Dip lines.
icon-docsAnodal Cleaner BMC New liq Non-silicated alkaline soak cleaner. Great even at lower temperatures.
icon-docsAnodal Cleaner NFB Non-foaming, non-silicated alkaline soak. Great for buffing compounds.
icon-docsAnodal Cleaner NFO Non-foaming, non-silicated alkaline soak. Excellent detergency.
icon-docsAnodal Cleaner PMP
Non-phosphate, non-silicated alkaline soak cleaner. Effective at removing stamping oils and buffing compounds.
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Product Comments
icon-docsAnodal Deox LFN liq Fully blended desmut/deox that is chromate free. Good for job shops.
icon-docsAnodal Deox Additive liq Add to nitric acid to provide excellent performance. Good for Brite-Dip.
icon-docsAnodal Deox CR #1 Iron free additive to nitric acid. Suitable for tri-chrome process lines.
icon-docsAnodal Deox CDO p Add to nitric acid to provide long life, high quality casting deoxidizer.
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Electrolytic Colorants

Product Comments
icon-docsAnodal Color S-2 liq Anti-oxidant and color enhancement additive in Sandocolor TS-2 & TSN.
icon-docsAnodal Color TS-2 liq Fully blended product produces consistent color quality.
icon-docsAnodal Color TSN liq Premium fully blended product. Best choice for tin electrodes.
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Product Comments
icon-docsAnodal EC-2 liq Architectural etch additive proven to reduce caustic consumption and lower gloss.
icon-docsAnodal Etch Add C liq Drum stable version of Etch Additive B.
icon-docsAnodal Etch Add LG liq Added to caustic to increase aluminum solubility and reduce gloss.
icon-docsAnodal Etch LG Fully blended low-gloss caustic etch. Good for job shops.
icon-docsAnodal Etch SD-1 Fully blended caustic etch product. Good for job shops.
icon-docsAnodal Ultra Matte Fluoride blended product used for the pretreatment of anodized aluminum.
icon-docsAnodal Ultra Matte Additive Grain refiner additive to improve acid etch efficiency and finish.
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Product Comments
icon-docsAnodal Aluseal Smut suppressant for use in conventional hot nickel acetate based seals.
icon-docsAnodal AS Fully blended hot nickel acetate seal formulated with Aluseal pdr.
icon-docsAnodal AS liq Liquid form of Sealing Salt AS pdr.
icon-docsAnodal ASL Fully blended hot nickel acetate seal formulated with Anodal OL pdr.
icon-docsAnodal CS-2 liq Used for sealing at room temperature.
icon-docsAnodal CS-3 Powder Premium quality cobalt-free room temperature sealant containing nickel fluoride.
icon-docsAnodal ES-1 liq Fully blended nickel-free mid-temperature seal product for non-dyed coatings.
icon-docsAnodal MS-1 New liq Low cost fully blended mid-temperature nickel acetate seal.
icon-docsAnodal MS-1A liq Will prolong the life of Anodal MS-1, Anodal MS-1 New, Anodal MTS Plus and Anodal ES-1 seals.
icon-docsAnodal MTS Plus NPE-free nickel acetate medium-temperature seal.
icon-docsAnodal OL Non-yellowing smut suppressant for use in hot nickel acetate based seals.
icon-docsAnodal SH-1 liq Hot water sealing additive to control smut and improve seal.
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acid etch gloss vs consumptionAcid Etch Gloss vs Consumption

Published on November 14, 2013

A new additive which promises to significantly improve the processing cost of acid etched aluminum has recently been developed by Reliant Aluminum Products. It is based on the effect that some transition metal salts have on the etch rate and gloss/consumption ratio. As shown in the accompanying chart, the additive and/or blended product promises to save 30% or more on acid etch chemical costs incurred by the aluminum finisher. To illustrate this saving, achieving a gloss of 20 in the "as etched" state for conventional chemistry (blue line) requires the consumption of 1.10 g/ft2 of aluminum from the metal surface. The red and green curves illustrate that this same level of gloss can be achieved with the consumption of 0.81 g/ft2 and 0.70 g/ft2 aluminum respectively.

High-Phosphate Acid Etch

Published on February 21, 2014

Increased phosphate levels in ammonium bifluoride acid etch have demonstrated in the lab and proven in production to produce a low gloss matte finish on aluminum with excellent surface blemish hiding power. In a recent production trial, etch chemistries comprising active fluoride concentrations of 25-45 g/l and phosphate levels of 40-50 g/l produced defect free surfaces anodized with gloss levels of 6 or less as measured at 60 degrees. This was done while reducing chemical consumption by 28%.

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