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The Original Thin Dense Chrome
Since 1945

AL COAT

Wear

< 1.2 TWI per AMS 2438

Hardness

Up to 72Rc

Corrosion

ASTM-B-117 Compliant

Lubricity

As low as .09 CoF

Galling

Eliminate cold welding

Adhesion

Atomic, absolute

Appearance

Gray Satin

Deposit

.000050”-.0001”

VERSATILE PROTECTION FOR ALUMINUM ALLOYS

AL-COAT® is a thin dense chrome coating specifically engineered for aluminum. If you’re looking for a solution to preventing wear, corrosion and galling in aluminum industrial applications, AL-COAT® meets every demand.

By choosing AL-COAT® you can reduce increase performance, decrease maintenance costs and improve the longevity of your parts and equipment. 

AL-COAT® FEATURES

AL-COAT® provides a coating that performs similarly to stainless steel; wear and tear on aluminum alloys is drastically reduced. The wear is <1.2 TWI per AMS 2438.

In addition, the coating is ASTM-B-117 compliant making it a long-lasting solution for extremely harsh and corrosive environments. AL-COAT® has a hardness rating of 70-72 Rc with lubricity as low as 0.09 CoF, meaning it has very low surface friction.

AL-COAT® acts as a dry lubricant which prevents galling and who needs cold welding when you can AL-COAT® instead? Absolute adhesion is also achieved, meaning the coating will not chip, flake or peel.

The appearance of the coating is a gray satin finish, with a deposit thickness of .000050”-.0001”.

ENGINEERED TO PERFORM

AL-COAT® was developed to meet the challenge of protecting aluminum alloys. This technologically advanced coating provides a dense, non-magnetic, high-chromium alloy deposited directly on an aluminum substrate.

The coating is very adherent, while remaining quite ductile. It is uniform in deposit thickness and consistent in appearance.

AL-COAT® meets specifications AMS-2460 and AMS-2438 and it is USDA compliant.

A SUPERIOR SOLUTION TO ANODIZING

AL-COAT® is used across a wide variety of industries including plastic injection molding, food processing, oil and gas, aerospace, medical, and nuclear power. At the end of the day if you need better protection for your aluminum application, AL-COAT® is likely the answer you’ve been looking for.

AL-COAT® has been proven successful in many different applications including:

WANT MORE AL-COAT® INFORMATION?

If you are looking for performance improvements of your aluminum products, please contact us today.

COATING COMPARISON TABLE


Deposit Thickness
Aluminum Protection
Adhesion
Hardness
Wear
Lubricity
Corrosion Resistance
Release Properties
Uniformity
Standard Appearance
Base Metal
Deposit
Processing Temperature
Max Working Temp
Thermal Expansion
Magnetic Tendency
ELECTROLIZING
Gray Satin
All Except:
AL, Mg, Ti
.000050" - .001"
< 180°F
1600°F
2.7 – 4.6 (10¯⁶/°F)
Non-Magnetic
MICRO E
Gray Satin
All Except:
AL, Mg, Ti
.000050" - .0003"
< 180°F
1600°F
2.7 – 4.6 (10¯⁶/°F)
Non-Magnetic
AL COAT
Gray Satin
AL
.000050" - .001"
< 180°F
1600°F
2.7 – 4.6 (10¯⁶/°F)
Non-Magnetic

APPLICATION SPECIALTIES

Plastic Injection Molding

Through precise, engineered deposits, Electrolizing®, Micro-E® and AL-COAT® add incredible value to plastic injection molding applications, as well as those in the areas of extrusion and thermoforming... Read More

Machined Components

From fundamental components such as shafts, gears, and bearings, to the more complex components found in automated lines, packaging machines, and specialized machinery of every type, Electrolizing® can... Read More

Automation + Linear Motion

Electrolizing® is the premier coating for the Linear Motion industry. The Electrolizing® coating lowers the coefficient of friction of bearing steels, for smoother movement over rolling surfaces... Read More

Pumps And Compressors

For protection against the most common forms of wear including corrosive, abrasive, and erosive wear, consider coating your critical pump, valve and compressor surfaces with a protective Electrolizing® coating... Read More

Food Processing And Packaging

Apply Electrolizing® to food-processing and food-packaging equipment and components for the most beneficial combination of wear resistance and corrosion resistance. The Electrolizing® coatings... Read More

Oil And Gas Extraction

In the field of oil and gas drilling and extraction, the Electrolizing® coatings are ideally suited for components operating in corrosive downhole environments. The coatings’ high corrosion and wear resistance... Read More

Aerospace

Electrolizing® is an optimal metal surface coating for aerospace components that require improved wear and corrosion resistance, vast functional temperature range, and consistent, even deposits... Read More

Medical

Electrolizing® is a precise, biocompatible, pure, metallic chromium coating for medical, surgical, laboratory and clean room environments. Highly trained coating professionals and strict... Read More

Nuclear

For over 35 years the Electrolizing® coating has been applied to variety of nuclear industry devices including fuel cell and reactor core components. The improved wear and corrosion resistance of... Read More