plating, anodizing, & finishing Q&As since 1989
Cooling Coil Material for HF Acid Etch Bath?
September 17, 2008
We are anodising aluminium sheet parts since a long time, but recently have to anodise Silicon-bearing cast parts. These are first etched by us in dil 5% HF bath in plastic (PP) tank at room temp (about 30C),then swilled in dil nitric acid bath before anodising. The results are acceptable to the buyer. However, we face the problem of HF bath heating up increasingly as subsequent batches are treated in it.Could anyone suggest the cooling coil material to be used in this HF bath. Any help would be highly appreciated.Malvinder Nagi
Partner in anodizing shop - Delhi, India
September 26, 2008
PTFE(polytetraflurethylene) also known by the tradename TEFLONGene Packman
process supplier - Great Neck, New York
September 27, 2008
What Gene says makes sense but also investigate a material called PVDF .... should cost far less... available,I believe, from G.F.Fisher
Freeman Newton [dec]
(It is our sad duty to advise that Freeman passed away
April 21, 2012. R.I.P. old friend).