Sun Glo Plating Company Now Offering Type I, II, and III Anodizing

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In an effort to empower customers with everything they may need, an industry leader in plating has expanded its services.

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Representatives with Clearwater, Florida-based Sun Glo Plating Company, announced today that the company is now offering Type I, II, and III Anodizing.

“This coating is accomplished through means of electrochemical conversion,” said Dave Brackenhamer, director of business development and spokesman for Sun-Glo Plating Company.

The company spokesman explained that anodizing uses an acid to both assist in the conduction of electricity and to control the properties of the protective oxide layer.

“Adhesive bonding, corrosion resistance, better appearance, hardness and durability are some of the benefits that can be achieved through this process,” Brackenhamer said, before adding, “Identifying the benefits and application for the finished metal part will determine which Anodizing process, Type I, Type II or Type III, is used.”

Type I, according to Brackenhamer, is known as Chromic Acid Anodizing, a process that offers an exceptional thin corrosion resistant coating that ranges in thickness from 0.00005” to 0.0002”.

“This process is less corrosive than Type II and therefore making it safer to use on critical components where acid could perhaps become lodged in a seam or weld that could then compromise the integrity of the finished product,” Brackenhamer noted.

Type II, however, is the most common method for anodizing. It provides a thicker coating from 0.0002” to 0.0012”. The overall thickness is 67 percent penetration and 33 percent growth over original dimensions and making it very suitable for color dyes.

“Because of its easier waste treatment, lower energy consumption and time to obtain thickness Type II reduces the end product cost,” Brackenhamer said.

Brackenhamer went on to point out that Type III can be considered the workhorse of the three types of the anodizing processes. Here’s why: Type III (Hardcoat Anodizing) is specifically designed to treat aluminum components that are subject to heavy-duty wear and tear.

“With that, the material needs a thicker, denser and more resilient coat to protect from more damaging and corrosive environments,” Brackenhamer said. “Because of this the coating helps to improve the wear resistance on materials, which makes for long lasting functionality, higher quality material, less replacement demands and can also be used to salvage components that would otherwise need to be completely replaced. In addition to wear resistant applications, Type III Hardcoat Anodizing offers the greatest electrical insulation.”

For more information, please visit http://www.sun-glo.com/services/anodizing/ and http://www.sun-glo.com/services/

About Sun Glo Plating Company

Working in partnership with our customers, we continue to add services, increase capacity, refine procedures and improve quality. This commitment has allowed for unprecedented growth and to gain a reputation as one of the nation’s leading finishers. There is much more to plating than “dipping and shipping.” We have over 30 years’ experience providing expert advice for both small and industrial sized clients.

Media Contact:

Dave Brackenhamer

14493 62nd St N,
Clearwater, FL 33760, USA

Phone: 800-741-1456

Source: Sun Glo Plating Company

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