Chromate Conversion Coatings

Why choose chromate conversion coatings?

  • Corrosion resistant
  • Good paint base
  • Electrically conductive option
  • Cost effective

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Why choose Metal Finishings Ltd?

  • Fast turnaround - as short as 24 hours
  • High quality
  • ISO 9001 and AS 9100 certified
  • Nadcap accredited
  • Nationwide service with our trusted courier
  • No-obligation quotations
  • Free certificates of conformity

Chromate conversion coatings (sometimes refered to by the proprietary names Alocrom, Iridite and Surfos) are very versatile surface treatments and suitable for use on aluminium. The main chromate conversion coating that we provide is the yellow Alocrom 1200 process, but we also provide the BONDERITE 1001 process, which has taken the place of the Alocrom 1000 process. Alocrom is marketed under the name Alodine outside of the UK, both products are made by Henkel and are the same except for the name. Drawings calling for Alodine can be coated with Alocrom and vice versa. Our Alocrom 1200 and BONDERITE 1001 treatments are compliant to MIL-DTL-5541 (previously MIL-C-5541), have been qualified according to MIL-DTL-81706 and are listed on MIL-QPL-81706.

RoHS Compliance

Alocrom 1200 and Bonderite 1001 are not RoHS compliant. We offer RoHS compliant alternatives to both Alocrom 1200 and Alocrom 1000.



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