Surface treatments and coatings

///Surface treatments and coatings
Surface treatments and coatings2017-02-24T18:29:38+00:00
Surface treatments and coatings of flat rolled aluminium products.

Cindal has the facilities to make different surface treatments like anodizing, electro-brightening, degreasing, sand blasting …

Surface treatments and coatings

The surface treatments and coatings used on an aluminium product will affect its performance, look, and finish. Cindal R&D can simulate the effect of different treatments at the laboratory and pilot scale. Potential surface treatments include:

  • Anodizing
  • Blasting
  • Chemical brightening
  • Degreasing and etching
  • Electro-graining
  • Electro-polishing
  • Painting and conversion coatings

Through techniques such as new surfaces characterisation, roll surface measurements and topographic studies, Cindal R&D can advise on the appropriate treatment for each application. Our surface characterisation methods include:

  • Abrasion resistance measurement
  • Colour measurement
  • Topographical analysis
  • Gloss and optical property measurements
  • Surface tension and contact angle
  • Interferometric microscopy