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anodize

[′an·ə‚dīz]
(metallurgy)
To form a decorative or protective passive film on a metal part by making it the anode of a cell and applying electric current.

anodize

To provide a hard, noncorrosive, electrolytic, oxide film on the surface of a metal, particularly aluminum, by electrolytic action.
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Under its new owners, HMF and LHT Anodisers come under the new banner of United Anodisers.
Derek Spriggs of EWS (UK) Ltd said, "This project was a great opportunity for us to work closely with one of the UK's most leading and most prestigious anodisers of general parts.
Greater process control and significant savings in energy are the key benefits now being enjoyed by subcontract anodisers Heywood Metal Finishers as a result of installing direct gas process tank heating systems supplied by Lanemark International Ltd.
The coatings industry (and by that I mean electro-platers, anodisers, and organic coaters--which includes liquid and powder coatings as well as electro and auto-deposited paints) has a particularly heavy burden to bear .
However, whilst there has been a frenzy of activity from other sectors such as electroplaters, anodisers and heat treaters little response has emanated from coaters.