Apticote 900

DETAILS Cadmium Plate - Apticote 900 Apticote 900 is an electrolytic process that can deposit protective cadmium coatings on to a variety of base materials to produce a degree of corrosion protection unmatched by other sacrificial coating systems. Cadmium out-performs coatings based on zinc or aluminium in aggressive corrosion situations, including atmospheric, saline and alkaline [...]

Apticote 100

A low temperature electrolytic process that deposits a protective coating of hard chrome on to a variety of base materials that outperforms conventional hard chrome coatings.

Chromic Acid Anodising

DETAILS Anodising – Chromic Acid Anodising Chromic Acid anodising provides a thin layer that is typically 1–2µm. It is typically used for its anti-corrosion properties and as a pre-treatment for paint systems. Chromic acid anodising excels compared to other anodising techniques when the fatigue strength of the aluminium substrate needs to be maintained. Poeton offer [...]

Hard Anodising

DETAILS Anodising – Hard Anodising Hard anodising is typically 25 to 50µm thick and used for providing wear resistance where surface contact loads are light, for instance in the low stress abrasive wear caused by food or pharmaceutical products. It is also be used for corrosion protection and thermal or electrical insulation. Hard anodising can [...]

Sulphuric Acid anodising

DETAILS Anodising – Sulphuric Acid Anodising Sulphuric acid anodising is typically 10 – 15µm thick. It is used for its anti-corrosion properties, when additional durability is required or when colouring by dying is required. Sulphuric anodising leaves a clear silver coloured finish but we are able to offer a range of colour dyes giving the [...]

Tartaric Sulphuric Acid Anodising

DETAILS Anodising – Tartaric Sulphuric Acid Anodising Tartaric Sulphuric Acid anodising (TSA) is typically 5 – 7µm thick. It is typically used as a pre-treatment to aerospace and defence paint systems and as a key alternative to Chromic acid anodising, as tartaric sulphuric acid anodising conforms with the latest REACH regulations. In comparison to chromic [...]

Titanium Anodising

DETAILS Anodising – Titanium Anodising Titanium anodising is a process of converting the thin surface layer of titanium into titanium dioxide. An oxidisation process happens naturally with titanium, which leads to its excellent anti-corrosion properties. However, when anodised this oxidation is far thicker and more robust. The interesting feature with Titanium anodising is that the [...]

Alocrom replacements (Non hexavalent Chromate conversion coatings)

DETAILS Conversion Coating – Non-hexavalent Chromate Alocrom replacements Poeton has invested a huge amount of R&D resource over the last 7 years evaluating and perfecting the application methods of the Alocrom alternatives, such as: Surtec 650V, Iridite NCP, Socomore TCS PACS and Lanthane. Each of these alternatives has pros and cons and none of them [...]


DETAILS Conversion Coating – Alocrom/Alodine Alocrom (or Alodine in the US) is a Chromate conversion coating that is applied to aluminium alloys, which provides a level of corrosion protection. Alocrom is also good for paint adhesion and is electrically conductive. Poeton can apply the process to the MIL-DTL-5541 approval. Alocrom can be applied by either [...]

NDT – Conductivity testing

DETAILS NDT – Conductivity Testing Eddy current conductivity testing is an NDT technique that can be used to determine a range of properties of the part being test. Eddy conductivity testing can be used to examine the type of metal or alloy, type of heat treatment, aging of the alloy, effects of corrosion, heat damage, [...]