Alternative for Chrome (VI) based conversion coatings
For high-end applications in automotive, aerospace and electronics
Meets or exceeds Qualicoat, GSB and MIL-DTL 81706B/5541 standards
PreCoat A32 is a trivalent chromium based passivation with excellent bare corrosion protection for aluminum. It creates a clear thin conversion layer on the aluminum substrate. Switching this hexavalent chromium free system is possible without major line modifications.
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PreCoat A32: Passivation system for aluminium
Application of PreCoat A32 creates a passivation layer on the aluminium surface. This passivation layer provides so called bare corrosion protection, in other words; corrosion protection of the aluminium without a coating. The characteristics of this layer are comparable with hexavalent chromium based passivation layers and in some cases it even outperforms chromium-6 corrosion protection values. The product has been independently tested by a research institute affiliated to the European Space Agency (ESA).The outcome of this research is that it has been identified as one the most promising chromium-free anticorrosion pretreatments currently available worldwide.
Common application areas for PreCoat A32 are: Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics and Architectural/Construction industry.
PreCoat A32 provides superior corrosion resistance and durable adhesive bonding with chromium-free organic (powder)- coatings and structural adhesives. For application in the electronics industry, it’s high electrical surface conductivity is advantageous.
Extensive laboratory and field testing demonstrates that PreCoat A32 meets or exceeds the quality standards described in Qualicoat, GSB and MIL-DTL 81706B/5541. Therefore it is a very good alternative to hexavalent chromium based pretreatment and passivation systems.
Corrosion resistance according to ASTM B117
Bare corrosion resistance per aluminium alloy.
|Bare corrosion resistance
Exceeding the market standard
Many surface treatment operations desire certification by industry organizations, especially when applied to new and technically driven products. Customers have come to rely on AD Chemicals to assist in or lead the certification process. All AD Chemicals products meet or exceed current market standards such as GSB, Qualicoat, Qualisteelcoat, Qualanod and MIL. Today AD Chemicals can rely on more than 40 years of experience in metal surface treatment, from which are more than 15 years with chromium(VI)- free technologies that exceed or meet the market standard!
AD Chemicals supplies a range of products for the pre-treatment prior to powder coating, liquid painting, passivation and anodizing of aluminium.
Durability and extended end-use life are demands that consumers take for granted and of which they expect continuous improvement year on year. Paint adhesion and corrosion resistance are critical factors in keeping end-use applications in a condition that is expected to remain in place for their usable life time.
AD Chemicalso has expert knowledge and offers a wide variety of chemicals and additives for the anodizing process.