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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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The Aluminum Anodizers Council is the international trade association of firms engaged in aluminum anodizing and whose mission it is to support its members-and users of anodized aluminum-through education, advocacy, and promotion.
an association and exposition management firm in Wauconda, Illinois; director of member services for the Aluminum Extruders Council, Wauconda; and president of the Aluminum Anodizers Council, Wauconda.