Chemicals

Speciality chemicals

Chemical dosing and control equipment

We formulate and manufacture speciality chemicals.


Speciality chemicals

We formulate and manufacture speciality chemicals for the treatment of:

Aluminium & its alloys

CLEANERS AND DEGREASERS

Acid, alkaline, neutral, etch, desmutting, immersion and spray, liquid and powder, low temperature, low concentration operation.

DERUSTERS & DESCALERS

Acid and alkaline

CHROMATING PROCESSES

Traditional well proven chromate systems for the pre-treatment of window frames, curtain walling etc. Approved my all major powder coating manufacturers. For aluminium and galvanised steel

CHROME FREE CONVERSION PROCESSES

For aluminium and galvanised steel

ANODISING PROCESSES

Hard anodising additives, passivating treatments, acid etches, brighteners, rinse aids, die stripping treatment’s, electro colouring treatments

ANODISING DYES

We specialise in the supply of black anodising dyes: S-Fast Black EH anodising dye.

PAINT AND POWDER REMOVAL

Cold solvent, heated alkaline, environmentally friendly solvent, recyclable low temperature operation

METAL PRETREATMENT ETCH PRIMERS

For steel, aluminium and galvanised substrates

FILM FORMING PROCESSES

Chrome polymer resin, non-rinse, low film thickness, and film-forming processes

DRY IN PLACE Cr FREE TECHNOLOGY

In the UK we manufacture the full range of dry-in-place chromate free technology

ZIRCONIUM PHOSPHATE TECHNOLOGY

Gives the corrosion performance of traditional zinc phosphates and chromates on aluminium without the problems associated with effluent treatment

LASER CUT EDGE OXIDE SCALE REMOVAL

Combined degreasing, phosphating and elimination of poor paint adhesion on the cut laser edge

ALLOY WHEEL & PAINT / POWDER COATING STRIPPING

We supply a variety of chemicals for industrial paint stripping of components, including rework of powder coated work pieces and the refurbishment of car alloy wheels.

Mild Steel & Galvanised Steel

CLEANERS AND DEGREASERS

Acid, alkaline, neutral, solvent replacement, immersion and spray, liquid and powder, low temperature, low concentration operation, safe solvent

DERUSTERS & DESCALERS

Acid and alkaline

PHOSPHATING PROCESSES

  • For Corrosion Protection: class 1 Iron-non-rinsing, heavy manganese, heavy weight zinc, light weight zinc
  • For Paint Bonding: tricationic zinc, calcium modified zinc, high coating weight amorphous iron, light weight amorphous iron, multi-metal cleaner / coaters, low temperature operation.

DEWATERING OILS

Dry to touch, pre paint, and temporary protection

SPECIALISED RINSE ADDITIVES

Chromate and non-chromate formulations

METAL PRETREATMENT ETCH PRIMERS

For steel, aluminium and galvanised substrates

FILM FORMING PROCESSES

Chrome polymer resin, non-rinse, low film thickness, and film-forming processes

TITANIUM-ZIRCONIUM PHOSPHATE TECHNOLOGY

Gives the corrosion performance of traditional zinc phosphates and chromates on aluminium without the problems associated with effluent treatment

LASER CUT EDGE OXIDE SCALE REMOVAL

Combined degreasing, phosphating and elimination of poor paint adhesion on the cut laser edge

CHROMATING PROCESSES

Traditional well proven chromate systems for the pre-treatment of window frames, curtain walling etc. Approved by all major powder coating manufacturers. For galvanised steel and aluminium

CHROME FREE CONVERSION PROCESSES

For galvanised steel and Aluminium

Chemical dosing and control equipment

Control equipment

Rinse Water – Control rinse waters to save money. In many applications customers have a controller for the rinse stage operation. This installation reduces water consumption by 33%, and ensures the quality of the water is adequate for chemical processing.

Operator error is eliminated, as the units are controlled by the same power source as the main plant. Quality improves as well; many cases of osmotic blistering formation have been overcome by controlling poor rinse water.

Rinse Water – Control rinse waters to save money. In many applications customers have a controller for the rinse stage operation. This installation reduces water consumption by 33%, and ensures the quality of the water is adequate for chemical processing.

Operator error is eliminated, as the units are controlled by the same power source as the main plant. Quality improves as well; many cases of osmotic blistering formation have been overcome by controlling poor rinse water.

Chemical dosing equipment

Automatic Ion Control is an accurate and reliable method for automatic control of metal treatment baths, using the latest technology. Installation is quick and simple, and minimal subsequent operator involvement leads to a cost-effective means of running a metal treatment process which is relatively free of human error.

The benefits of installation include:

  • Peace of mind the chemical solution is at the correct operating strength.
  • Immersion and spray applications can be controlled accurately.
  • No handling of chemicals by operators.
  • Each unit is a bespoke manufacture suitable to customer’s individual needs.

Full commissioning is included in the price of the unit, and a full warranty is applicable.

Automatic Ion Control uses an ionic sensor to assess the % concentration or activity in a process bath. In general, normal operation is in % Concentration Mode, which relies on the correlation between changes in ionic mobility in solution and any change in concentration of the process bath.

The use of the ionic sensor in alkaline etch baths presents a relatively complex situation, due to the various chemical equilibria involved. For this type of bath, the meter operates in Activity Mode, which allows compensation for the different activity coefficients of the ions in solution. After initial calibration for the specific concentration and temperature of the bath, the operation is virtually maintenance free.