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Seeking non-carcinogenic MIL-C-5541


My problem is to substitute Alodine 1200 with a non-carcinogenic product, retaining the same performances(Mil-C-5541 [link by ed. to spec at TechStreet]). Is it possible?

p. cirese
-bisenzio - italia

First of three simultaneous responses-- (2000)

No. Similar, remotely possible the last I knew, but not the same.

James Watts
- Navarre, Florida

Second of three simultaneous responses-- (2000)

P. Cirese :

Not yet...a process to replace and equal systems like Alodine 1200 are trying to be achieved.

Bill Hemp
tech svc. w/ chemical supplier - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Third of three simultaneous responses-- (2000)

MIL-C-5541 requires materials "accordance with the qualification requirements of MIL-C-81706 and been accepted for listing on the applicable Qualified Products List". MIL-C-81706 states "The material shall be formulated from chromates ... shall be capable of forming non-electrically a chromate conversion coating." It would be impossible to meet this requirement without carcinogenic chromium. There are non-chromium products being marketed as equivalent to MIL-C-5541, but they do not meet the specification requirements as currently written.

Chris Jurey, Past-President IHAA
Luke Engineering & Mfg. Co. Inc.
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