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    ARTICLE: Anodizing Conditions and Their Myriad Effects on Finish Quality

    By Dr. George N. Oh, Nathan Sheffield, and Yechan Kang, Quaker Houghton, Metal Finishing Group. Abstract Quality of anodized aluminum, both mechanical and aesthetic, is affected by a number of parameters. Two parameters that have larger effects on finish and quality are anodize temperature and current density. This study shows that these parameters affect coating […]

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    August 2020

    Cover Steve Berthelot, site supervisor for GNA alutech, shows some of the finer points of his company’s 100 ton capacity homogenizing furnace at the new Ellwood Aluminum facility. (See article beginning on page 6.) Articles Ellwood Embarks on a Journey to the Lighter Side with New Aluminum Casting Complex Page 6 World Secondary Aluminum Industry […]

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    January 2020

    Cover Steam rises from tanks where aluminum extrusions are being anodized at Pries Enterprises in Independence, IA. Pries recently finished a 50,000 sq ft expansion and installation of a state-of-the-art anodizing line. See story beginning on page 6. Articles Pries Installs One of the Most Advanced Anodizing Lines in the U.S. By Rose Eaton Page […]

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    International Patents on Aluminum Anodizing

    US10335924 — METHOD AND BLASTING MEANS FOR PRODUCING A SATINIZED FINISH ON AN ALUMINUM SUBSTRATE — Vulkan Inox GmbH (Germany) — A method and a blasting material for producing a satinized surface on an aluminum substrate is provided. There is proposed a method for producing a satinized surface on an aluminum substrate, including the steps […]

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    Arlington Plating Launches Aluminum Anodizing Operation

    Arlington Plating Company installed and started up an aluminum anodizing line at its Palatine, Illinois, headquarters. The new line represents over a $2 million investment and reflects the increased demand by the surface finishing industry for aluminum anodizing that reliably meets stringent OEM performance and design requirements. Comprised of 44 process tanks, the 5,000 sq […]

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    AAC Releases Anodizing 101 Educational Course for Architects

    The Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) released a new online learning course for architects, designers, engineers, building developers, and professionals. The course is available on AEC Daily, a continuing education website for building and construction professionals. The Anodizing 101: Building, Construction & Design course was approved for continuing education units (CEU) by the American Institute of Architects […]

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    Technical Symposium Dedicated to Hardcoat Anodizing

    The International Hard Anodizing Association (IHAA) is worldwide organization dedicated to the development and promotion of hardcoat anodizing. The IHAA 15th Technical Symposium will be held September 24-26, 2014 at the Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel overlooking the New York City skyline. The IHAA will feature presentations in the following five general topic areas: Research into […]

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    Call for Papers Issued – Aluminium Two Thousand & ICEB

    The Strength of Synergy and the Power of Innovation The 9th Aluminium Two Thousand World Congress and the International Conference on Extrusion and Benchmark (ICEB) will be held together in Florence, Italy, at Palazzo Affari, Firenze Fiera, on May 12-16, 2015. This special event is organized by Interall Srl (Aluminium Publications) and the University of […]

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    Notice: AAC Invites Recommendations for the 2014 Annual Anodizing Conference

    The Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) will hold its Annual Anodizing Conference & Exposition on September 16-18, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA. This industry event offers a variety of opportunities for education, technical exchange, and networking geared toward the anodizing community, including General Sessions, Focus Sessions, Poster Sessions, and an Exposition Hall. The program is designed to […]