THE “ETCH” OF THE FUTURE AVAILABLE NOW

THE “ETCH” OF THE FUTURE AVAILABLE NOW

90% REDUCTION OF METAL DISSOLUTION 90% REDUCTION OF CAUSTIC SODA CONSUMPTION 90% REDUCTION OF SLUDGE More and more the aluminium anodizing industry is required to reply to requirements coming from a multi-faceted combination of factors. The use of caustic soda for etching of profiles, while established since a very long time, is increasingly under pressure due to environmental and cost implications. The search for an alternative to caustic etch is therefore seen as a natural technological evolution. The research has brought to a new type of aluminium surface etch named BE 10 (Beauty Etch...

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A NEW “SUPER-SEAL” RESISTANCE ALSO TO ALKALI (PASSES ALSO SEVERE AUTOMOTIVE TESTS)

A NEW “SUPER-SEAL” RESISTANCE ALSO TO ALKALI (PASSES ALSO SEVERE AUTOMOTIVE TESTS)

  The latest development in terms of resistance to alkali aggression of the aluminium anodic oxide layer has been awaited since long by many industries, such as automotive, electronics, medical, aerospace. There are in fact several requests to provide the anodic oxide with a high resistance to alkalis in order to use anodized aluminium in fields in which the use of the same would not have been possible until today. The new requirements concern the resistance to alkaline environments of the anodic oxide, to be obtained with an ecological and user-friendly product. Although the anodic...

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NICKEL-FREE LOW TEMPERATURE SEAL

NICKEL-FREE LOW TEMPERATURE SEAL

FINALLY NICKEL-FREE LOW TEMPERATURE SEAL WITH MEDIUM TEMPERATURE AGEING  OFFICIALLY PRESENTED AT ALUMINIUM TWO THOUSAND CONGRESS IN FLORENCE, 12-16 MAY 2015 The nickel-free HARDWALL EHR low temperature sealing process allows sealing of anodic oxide layers on aluminium and its alloys to be carried out at room temperature. The result is a perfect quality seal suitable for outdoor corrosion resistance including industrial and marine environments. HARDWALL EHR is an ecological process completely free from nickel and other toxic compounds. HARDWALL EHR requires an ageing step with HARDWALL EHR 2...

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HEA (High Efficiency Anodizing)

HEA (High Efficiency Anodizing)

Italtecno’s research laboratory has developed a new system for anodising which is able to improve:   efficiency (LOWER ENERGY COSTS) consistency (BETTER REPRODUCIBILITY, less reject) quality (HARDER AND BETTER CORROSION AND ABRASION RESISTANT ANODIC COATING) of the anodic layer.   ADVANTAGES OF THE HEA PROCESS Good quality of the anodic film and uniform colour tones achieved by a standardised, computer controlled process. Quick or high speed anodizing (e.g. 20 micron produced in 20 minutes) without problems of aspect on natural colour (no greyish or yellowish film typical of other high...

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Superseal 2S – New Sealing Process: A Revolution In Anodizing

Superseal 2S – New Sealing Process: A Revolution In Anodizing

Superseal 2S – New Sealing Process: A Revolution In Anodizing

Some discoveries create the history of a science:30 years after the big invention of the “cold seal”, no other considerable research/improvement has changed the way of sealing ; now, after many years of R&D in the direction of a big step ahead in the sealing process Italtecno has developed a new know-how for a sealing process with very high performance against corrosion and also against alkali while all conventional seals fail the alkali tests.
Furthermore, resistance to alkali at a certain degree is also good for profiles and sheets for architectural application due to the frequent problem of contact with concrete during building construction and contact with alkaline cleaners during cleaning of buildings.
For “conventional” corrosion in acid it is possible to make a comparison with conventional technologies by means of all laboratory tests, accelerated tests and “field” tests. Results are exceptional, much better than any conventional seal.
As regards the performance of the sealed anodic coating against alkali, it is possible, for example, to test the new seal with automotive test (Volkswagen TL 212 and others).
The new sealing will also be one of the highlights of the “Anodizing session” at the 8th Aluminium Two Thousand Congress in Milan, May 14-18th 2013, Hotel Melia and it will also be described in details during the special “Anodizing Workshop” parallel to the Congress organized by Interall and AAC (Anodizing American Council).
To receive the data sheet and for more information in general, please contact Italtecno at info@italtecno.com or directly the personal email of your usual contact person in Italtecno’s office or in Italtecno’s laboratory.

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Dissolver System – Chemical Products Dissolution System

Dissolver System – Chemical Products Dissolution System

Dissolver System – Chemical Products Dissolution System

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Italtecno make available to their Customers a very innovative Monoblock Tank DISSOLVER system for batch mixing of powder chemicals into liquid. The system is provided complete of a water softener.
The fabrication is made around a built-in container in AISI304 stainless steel, with adjustable feet, and includes a control panel.

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