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BRIGHT DYES®: ALUMINUM ANODIZING DYES AND SEALANTS

For over 50 years, Kingscote Chemicals and its affiliated companies have been leaders in quality and innovation in the specialty dye marketplace. It is our goal to create anodize aluminum dyes that contribute to water conservation and our anodizing dyes are no exception.

Anodizing Dyes: What is Anodizing?

Aluminum is anodized by immersing it in an acid (the electrolyte) and applying DC (direct current) electricity, with the workpiece anodic (positively charged). The electricity splits some of the water in the acid into positively charged hydrogen and negatively charged oxygen, with the oxygen being attracted to the positively charged aluminum surface, where it reacts with the aluminum to form aluminum hydroxide and related compounds (the hydrogen is attracted to the negatively charged electrode called the cathode, where it forms hydrogen gas bubbles and dissipates into the air).

While the acid helps to conduct the electricity, it also attacks the anodized film that is being formed and tends to dissolve it — but this is not a bad thing. Rather, the simultaneous formation and dissolution of the anodized film creates a coating that has porosity in the form of microscopic “drill holes” extending from the surface almost to the raw aluminum that can be very important to the utility of the anodized coating. Because of this attack on the anodized coating by the acid, varying the strength and concentration of acid in the electrolyte, and its operating temperature will result in anodized coatings with very different properties.

Applications for Anodized Aluminum Dyes

Aluminum is “anodized” using special anodizing dyes for corrosion resistance, improved appearance, hardness & wear resistance, and for a number of specialized reasons like better glue-ability (adhesive bonding) for structural use, improved paint adhesion, and enhanced capacitance in electronic applications.
Because aluminum anodizing dyes from Bright Dyes® are designed to resist corrosion and wear and tear, they make the perfect choice for a wide variety of scenarios. Just some common applications for anodizing dyes include:

  • Automotive parts
  • Office accessories
  • Transportation
  • Aerospace components
  • Sporting equipment
  • And more

We encourage you to browse our entire selection of Bright Dyes® Anodizing Dyes. We offer anodize aluminum dyes in black yellow, orange, blue, and more! Color swatch samples will help you choose the right dye.

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BRIGHT DYES®: ALUMINUM ANODIZING DYES AND SEALANTS

For over 50 years, Kingscote Chemicals and its affiliated companies have been leaders in quality and innovation in the specialty dye marketplace. It is our goal to create anodize aluminum dyes that contribute to water conservation and our anodizing dyes are no exception.

Anodizing Dyes: What is Anodizing?

Aluminum is anodized by immersing it in an acid (the electrolyte) and applying DC (direct current) electricity, with the workpiece anodic (positively charged). The electricity splits some of the water in the acid into positively charged hydrogen and negatively charged oxygen, with the oxygen being attracted to the positively charged aluminum surface, where it reacts with the aluminum to form aluminum hydroxide and related compounds (the hydrogen is attracted to the negatively charged electrode called the cathode, where it forms hydrogen gas bubbles and dissipates into the air).

While the acid helps to conduct the electricity, it also attacks the anodized film that is being formed and tends to dissolve it — but this is not a bad thing. Rather, the simultaneous formation and dissolution of the anodized film creates a coating that has porosity in the form of microscopic “drill holes” extending from the surface almost to the raw aluminum that can be very important to the utility of the anodized coating. Because of this attack on the anodized coating by the acid, varying the strength and concentration of acid in the electrolyte, and its operating temperature will result in anodized coatings with very different properties.

Applications for Anodize Aluminum Dyes

Aluminum is “anodized” using special anodizing dyes for corrosion resistance, improved appearance, hardness & wear resistance, and for a number of specialized reasons like better glue-ability (adhesive bonding) for structural use, improved paint adhesion, and enhanced capacitance in electronic applications.
Because aluminum anodizing dyes from Bright Dyes® are designed to resist corrosion and wear and tear, they make the perfect choice for a wide variety of scenarios. Just some common applications for anodizing dyes include:

  • Automotive parts
  • Office accessories
  • Transportation
  • Aerospace components
  • Sporting equipment
  • And more

We encourage you to browse our entire selection of Bright Dyes® Anodizing Dyes. We offer anodize aluminum dyes in black yellow, orange, blue, and more! Color swatch samples will help you choose the right dye.

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