Now this has changed with the launch of the new Oxidite anodising range.
The Oxidite products have been compiled from the best of the large range of MacDermid anodising products ensuring these are all processes with a proven track record providing reliable, production proven performance that works first time, every time.
In selecting the products for inclusion in the Oxidite range, consideration was given not only to providing the customer with robust workhorses for his anodising line but also to choosing modern, up to date processes that can also address some of the environmental issues effecting the operation of anodising lines.
All of the liquid Oxidite products can be supplied in returnable containers to reduce the need for waste container disposal.
The Oxidite family of products starts with the Oxidite C range, which provides the first stage cleaning.
Following the cleaning operation, the Oxidite E range of alkaline etchants will produce a smooth satin etch with a high degree of uniformity.
To compliment the alkaline etching process, the Oxidite D products provide the acidic desmutting/deoxidising stage required to remove any alkaline insoluble components of the alloy.
For more economical use certain Oxidite D products can be supplied as a concentrate which is added to the customer's own sulphuric acid to produce the desmutting bath.
The Oxidite A series of products are additives to add to these sulphuric acid baths which will allow operation at higher temperatures without loss of hardness.
Oxidite AS is a spray suppressant that will provide reliable and stable control of acidic mist and fume.
Following the anodising stage, the Oxidite S processes are a range of sealing additives designed to provide stable and consistent conditions within which the sealing is carried out.