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Environmentally Friendly Pretreatment Coating Process

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Environmentally Friendly Pretreatment Coating Process

Imagineering Finishing Technologies, a leader in the metal finishing industry, was contracted by the U.S. Military to apply a pre-treatment to military vehicle armor. This project required a coating that was environmentally friendly as well as one that provided a strong base for paint bonding. This Alodine 5200 titanium-based conversion coating was chromate free, making it a next-generation green coating that reduces the risk of health issues, and was a suitable product to use prior to application of a chemical agent resistant coating paint system.

To meet the needs of this client, we built a facility to accommodate the newest green technologies that meet MIL-C-5541 Type II Class 3 requirements. We support the U.S. Military and tier 1 suppliers with this coating process on aluminum and other light metal alloy components. Our quality controls include coating weight testing, adhesion testing, and 240 hour salt spray testing of painted test coupons to ensure that all components meet our high standards. We also work to tightest tolerances of .0001".

To learn more about this environmentally friendly pretreatment coating process project, please see the table below. If you have additional questions or would like to know more about our products or services, please contact us today.

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Highlights of this Environmentally Friendly Pretreatment Coating Process Project

Project Description
Environmentally Friendly Pretreatment Process for Military Vehicle Armor
Capabilities Applied/Processes
  • Chromium-Free conversion coating used as a pretreatment process prior to Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) paint system
  • IFT installed one of the largest installations in the US to apply this coating in support of the U.S. military and a number of tier 1 suppliers
Tightest Tolerances
.0001"
Material of part
Aluminum and other light metal alloys
Materials of Coating
Alodine 5200 - Titanium based conversion coating
Benefits of Coating
  • Excellent pretreatment for paints and other organic
  • "Green" technology, Environmentally friendly process
  • Replaces hexavalent-chromium conversion coating process which has been linked to cancer and other health issues
  • Next-generation technology vs. outdated chromate conversion coatings
In process testing/inspection performed
Coating Weight Testing
Adhesion Testing
240 hour salt spray testing of painted test coupons
Industry for Use
Military / Defense
Standards Met
  • MIL-C-5541 Type II Class 3
  • TACOM Approved
Product Name
Environmentally Friendly Pretreatment Process for Military Vehicle Armor

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