Anodising is an electrolytic surface treatment process, where the part is made anodic in an acid solution. This process doesn’t just create an attractive finish, it converts the base metal to form a protective oxide coating over the exterior of the anodised part.
Please note: components to be anodised must be free from any inserts, screws, bolts or any other items. If these parts remain and are not made from aluminium, they will be attacked by the acids used during the process and may be damaged.
Standard anodising takes on the characteristic 'frosted silver' effect seen on many anodised consumer products today. It creates a matt finish and can also be dyed or electrolytically coloured.
Bright anodising involves 'brightening up' the anodised aluminium before anodising by dipping it in our special 'bright dip' chemicals which polish it, giving it a mirror finish.
DECO has a unique capability of developing and applying multiple coatings to components to provide custom finishing solutions. By combining processes including anodising, hard anodising, e-coating, powder coating and our specialty coating processes, we can meet the unique requirements of your project.
An example of this is DECO's Nucotec ™ Plus Process. DECO developed a unique coating system combining extra-hard anodising with controlled e-coating deposition, impregnated with stainless steel flakes, to be applied to low pressure cast aluminium blocks for the new Tai Kwun arts precinct in Hong Kong. This unique coating met the project brief of a highly durable coating with a metallic appearance, suitable for a contemporary building facade.
MIL SPEC is a US military standard to ensure products meet certain requirements for defence-related objectives. It is also a standard used by other non-defence organisations such as government, industry and technical organisations.
DECO standard and hard coat anodising have been tested to meet quality standard MIL-A-8625F, type 2 (sulfuric acid anodising) and type 3 (hard coat anodising). We ensure all our anodised aluminium passes the dye-spot test and corrosion resistance test, and meets requirements for coating weight, coating thickness and abrasion resistance.
DECO Industrial is certified compliant with AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015 for provision of metal finishing services including Powder Coating, Anodising, Hard Anodising, Electroplating, E-Coating, Chromate Conversions, Slurry Peening and Mechanical Finishing.
This certification ensures products meet stakeholder needs while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements.
DECO is currently undergoing the certification process to attain ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification. This certification ensures organisations minimise the negative environmental impacts from their processes, and that their processes comply with relevant environmental laws and regulations.