Crystal Clear Anodic Hard Coating at Thicker than 25 Microns
Conventional high voltage aluminum anodizing systems generally cause alloying elements to recombine in such a way that the coating increases light absorption, leading to hard coatings that are dark in color, especially when coating thicknesses exceed 25 microns.
Sanford Process’s SANFORD QUANTUM® custom anodizing solution utilizes low voltage hard coat rectification with a unique AC/DC current overlay and achieves a hard anodic coating that meets all MIL-A-8625 Type III specifications, including abrasion resistance standards. In addition, SANFORD QUANTUM® hardcoat is also exceptionally light in color and remains translucent, even at thicknesses well above 25 microns. In addition, SANFORD QUANTUM® delivers very uniform coatings, can reduce edge defect characteristics, and provides outstanding corrosion resistance.
Without the coating darkening during processing, the SANFORD QUANTUM® hard coat anodizing process also offers excellent dyeability, allowing for nearly any color to be added for maximum design benefits.
Contact Sanford Process Corporation today to learn more about the advantages SANFORD QUANTUM®.