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Color Anodizing Companies

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of color anodizing companies and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top color anodizing companies with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any color anodizing company can design and provide color anodizing services to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach color anodizing companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of color anodizing aluminum, color anodizing stainless steel, and titanium color anodizing.

Leading Companies:

  • Dexter, MI 734-426-2855

    Since 1976 Alpha Metal Finishing has been a trusted leader in anodizing, hardcoat and chemical film (chromate conversion) services. In addition, Alpha now provides stainless steel passivation. We are passionate about providing superior quality, rapid turnaround, and friendly, responsive service. Alpha is ISO 9001:2015 certified. Call us today for your finishing needs!

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  • Union, NJ 908-687-4646

    For 40 years, Foremost Manufacturing has specialized in aluminum anodizing, bright dip anodizing, color anodizing, and clear coat anodizing. We serve various industries and applications, including indoor and outdoor, theatrical and photographic and medical.

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  • Burbank, CA 818-845-7251

    For over 50 years, K&L Anodizing has provided metal finishing services for manufacturers, machine shops, tool & die, aerospace, medical, government & commercial industries. We provide multicolor anodizing; anodizing per Mil-8625—types I, II, III—dyed & non-dyed; & a variety of related services.

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  • Chavies, KY, Chatham, ON 877-556-9191

    The Dajcor Aluminum Ltd. being an ISO 9001:2008 certified aluminum extrusion supplier, is the leader in extruded aluminum products. With our electrolytic and color anodizing capabilities, we can match your color requirements. Our anodized aluminum finishes are approved to various automotive and military anodize standards.

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Color Anodizing Industry Information

Color Anodizing

Before the sealing stage of anodization, the oxide surface of a metal can be dyed. This is done when the exterior appearance of the product is significant. There are countless dye colors in color anodization. The colors range from light to dark, although lighter colors may be more difficult to manufacture on certain alloys.

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Process of Color Anodizing

The actual dying techniques vary depending on the dye being used as well as the metal. Some metals do not require the additional step of dying to create a variety of colors. Anodized titanium naturally produces color. The hue depends on the amount of electrical current used to anodize the piece. Many metal accessories, such as body piercing studs, wedding rings and costume jewelry, are made from titanium. However, the most commonly employed color anodization comes from organic and chemical dyes applied directly after the anodizing treatment.

Because anodizing increases the pore size of the chemical body at the surface of a metal, it soaks up and retains color well. Once a metal has been dyed, hot water or steam, often mixed with nickel acetate, is used to seal the surface and to convert the oxide into its hydrated form. This process decreases bleed out and can improve corrosion resistance. Whether the color is a result of the process of anodizing or added, it is just one more reason anodized products are in such high demand.

Points to Consider When Using Color Anodizing

Color anodizing is a popular process because it allows for the creation of products in a wide range of colors. Such an enhancement of appearance can make a product more appealing to a potential customer.

Buyers of color anodized metals should keep in mind the limitations of the color anodizing process, though. For example, some colors fade more easily than others. Black and gold dyes are made by inorganic means. They are the result of combining a chemical mixture called ferric ammonium oxalate to an anodized product. This inorganic dye tends to be more lightfast than other colors. Organic colors, which are more varied, have the downside of being prone to fade.

Metallic colors are limited to metallic hues but remain bright longer than either of the first two processes.

Customers should consult professionals before making decisions about the color of their anodized products. What type of product is being produced will also play a part in what color a customer chooses. For example, the architecture industry tends to use mostly metallic color processes, while organic dyes, used in the electronic and construction fields, work best with aluminum.



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