Aluminium International Today Surface Treatment & Finishing

The Finishing Touch
 
Welcome to this special digital issue of Aluminium International Today, which focuses on surface treatment and finishing technology.
 
As many of you reading this will know, aluminium has a naturally occurring oxide film that protects it from corrosion. This oxide film is sufficient for many applications, but in extreme environments, extra protection may be needed.
 
Aluminium can be buffed, blasted, polished, grinded or sanded. These finishes can improve surface quality or prepare the aluminium for other cosmetic finishes such as dipping, anodising or powder coating.
 
Because of its versatile and relatively low-cost nature, as well as high strength-to-weight ratio and non-corrosive properties, aluminium is becoming the material of choice for a range of applications, from designing a new building to fitting out a train interior.
 
I’m interested to make finishing and treatment technologies a regular feature in the printed version of the magazine, so please get in touch if you’d like to submit an article or any press releases in this sector.
 
I hope you enjoy this very colourful issue!
 
Nadine Bloxsome
Editor, Aluminium International Today
E: nadinebloxsome@quartzltd.com W: www.aluminiumtoday.com

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Surface Treatment & Finishing highlights

CONTENTS

Why polymer coatings are a necessary evil

Latest henkel thin film conversion coatings save process time and costs

CORROSION

Coping with corrosion

FUTURE ALUMINIUM PREVIEW

Applying industry 4.0 to aluminium production

ANODISIED ALUMINIUM

Sturdy and stylish

DEOXIDIZING

Aerotech processing solution: preparation is key

COMPANY UPDATE

General magnaplate corporation brings aptimag-xtm to the north american market

SURFACE TREATMENT

Surface treatment technologies of aluminium alloy for automobiles

BONDING

Adhesive bonding in multi-material concepts

INTERNET OF THINGS

Wagner presents new IOT platform:

Greater transparency for higher productivity