Home /
T.O.C.
FAQs
 
Good
Books
Ref.
Libr.
Advertise
Here
Help
Wanted
Current
Q&A's
Search 🔍
the Site
pub Where the world gathers for
plating, anodizing, & finishing Q&As since 1989





-----

Moderately high causticity a problem for clear anodize?





2003

MODERATELY HIGH CAUSTICITY FROM ANALYSIS CHEMICAL. PROPRIETARY PROCESS.

I AM USING MIC-6 CAST TOOLING PLATE FOR A NEW MEDICAL MACHINE THAT WE'RE DEVELOPING. ONE STATIC @ .750 X 20+ X 24+, ONE STATIC @ .750 X 19+ X 23+ AND SIX REMOVABLE SHELVES @ .375 X 18.000 X 18.500.

Alconox Detergent Cleaning Concentrate

Affil. Link
Your purchases make finishing.com possible

QUESTION: SHOULD I HAVE A CONCERN FOR 'CLEAR ANODIZING'?

THANK YOU,

PATRICK D. HOVIS
- ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS, USA



2003

Alconox [affil link] is a common cleaner in labs and some hospitals. It is quite aggressive in its attack on aluminum and anodize. I would look at having it EN plated rather than anodized, if you do not want to use stainless steel.

James Watts
- Navarre, Florida



2003

The electroless nickel will hold up better than the anodize but the aluminum will still be subject to attack from any damage or imperfections in the plating. Make sure you specify high phosphorous electroless nickel. Stainless steel should be better for that application but will still get staining from the caustic. Plastic would be ideal but can't be sanitized like a metal. Bottom line is you will have a good opportunity to sell lots of spare parts.

Todd Osmolski
- Charlotte, North Carolina, USA


none
finishing.com is made possible by ...
this text gets replaced with bannerText
spacer gets replaced with bannerImages

Q, A, or Comment on THIS thread -or- Start a NEW Thread

Disclaimer: It's not possible to fully diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations might be harmful.

If you are seeking a product or service related to metal finishing, please check these Directories:

 
Jobshops
Capital
Equipment
Chemicals &
Consumables
Consult'g, Train'g
& Software


About/Contact    -    Privacy Policy    -    ©1995-2023 finishing.com, Pine Beach, New Jersey, USA