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aluminize

[ə′lüm·ə‚nīz]
(engineering)
To apply a film of aluminum to a material, such as glass.
(metallurgy)
To form a protective surface alloy on a metal by treatment at elevated temperature with aluminum or an aluminum compound.

aluminize, Brit. aluminise

To apply a surface coating of aluminum to another metal or other base material, usually by spraying or dipping in molten aluminum. On steel, such coatings greatly increase corrosion resistance.
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The same aluminized film which prevents hypothermia is also radar reflective, making the user visible to search aircraft and high-speed vessels moving at night.
The aluminized layer and the Al-diffusion depth in the treated surface layer were examined, and the temperature effect on the micro-structure of the aluminized surface layer of SMAT sample was discussed.
According to company officials, additional increases will be forthcoming commensurate with increases from suppliers of galvanized and aluminized coated steel coil and sheet products.
These new kilns include ceramic element holders which protect the firebrick and the elements, ceramic protection tubes for thermocouples, three zone automatic control with four "Easy-Fire" ceramic programs, refractory coating for firebrick, ceramic terminal blocks with stainless terminals, large full-bore peepholes with solid cast peephole plugs, sturdy aluminized kiln stand and corrosion resistant materials throughout.
His latest futro-philanthropic enterprises threaten to eclipse such Macdonald past glories such as his signature bank credit card, his signatue model miniature Tech Deck skatepark, his Legoland hostmanship and his yellow aluminized sig Swatch watch.
The system is capable of welding materials that are galvannealed, electroplated or hot-dipped galvanized, and aluminized.
Williams-Sonoma and Chicago Metallic introduced the original line in the pro- gram -- uncoated aluminized steel bakeware -- in January.
Aluminized film is used on EPS ceiling panels for industrial buildings.
The Shining has colonized every possible wardrobe item: silver vinyl twinsets, spiky latex cardigans, cropped lurex bubble-wrap dresses, aluminized nylon micro-mini skirts, slick satin baby tees, chrome patent-leather hot pants, space-cadet combat boots, rubberized chiffon halter tops, rhinestone chokers, slinky polyurethane short satinless steel heels, blue metallic flares, faux fur-lined snakeskin prints, transparent knapsacks, glitter-soaked mesh, spangles, sequins, and the latest plastic fantastic spawned from the labs - like Tencel and polyamide.
The film consists of a sheet of aluminized mylar with a 1-micrometer-thick layer of a heat-sensitive polymer.
With the relatively recent acceptance of heavy AN/FO in the industry, an aluminized heavy AN/FO with very high bulk strengths for relatively low cost also has potential for improved mining efficiency and cost savings for certain operations.
The company offers a large inventory of galvanized, galvannealed, galvalume, aluminized, cold rolled and pre-painted steel products, that it distributes to the spot and contract markets.