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AAC Releases 2021 Buyers’ Guide

The Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) has released the 2021 edition of the AAC Buyers’ Guide. This comprehensive directory of AAC members is an essential resource for manufacturers that need to source an anodized finish for their products.

“The AAC Buyer’s Guide is the go-to publication for all manufacturers using anodized finishes in their products,” said Jeff Henderson, president of the AAC. “No other reference guide lists the best of the best in the anodizing industry by geography and capabilities.”

The newly updated Buyers’ Guide contains a listing of AAC anodizing members, as well as professional and associate members. The guide includes full contact information and plant locations for anodizers, along with a handy Capabilities Chart with valuable manufacturing details, including number of anodize tanks, types of anodize finishes offered, maximum weight load, types of aluminum forms anodized, mechanical finishes offered, and more. A geographical index also provides an at-a-glance directory of anodizers by location.

In addition, the guide includes the technical paper “Anodizing by Current Density vs. Voltage” by George Oh and Nathan Sheffield of Quaker Houghton. The paper, which was awarded the Robert L. Kersman Award of Excellence for best paper during the 2019 Anodizing Conference, compares anodization while holding current density constant versus holding voltage constant, evaluating the effects on such benchmarks as coating thickness, coating weight, and acid dissolution tests (ADTs), as well on other steps in the process including coloring.

The 2021 AAC Buyers’ Guide is a free publication and is available in print and in a digital flipbook format. To view and download the online version or to request a printed copy, visit 

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