Chemical Film Coatings
General Details and Specification of chemical film finishes
Chemical Film or Chromate Conversion is a widely used plating process for the protection of aluminum. Chemical Film is a chemical process that produces a protective chromate conversion film on aluminum and aluminum alloys. The coating can be applied on the aluminum surface, with or with out colour, to form a surface corrosion resistant film when it is dried.
Specification Range from. MIL-DTL-81706B, Class 1A, Form II, Method A,B,C; and under Class 3, form II, Method C. The clear Iridite 14-2 finish also qualifies under Class 3, Form II, Method C of the same specification. Qualifies under Specification MIL-C-5541E.
Colors can vary from colorless to golden—iridescent----brown. Materials should conform to MiL-C-81706. Coating shall be continuous, free from powdery areas, breaks, scratches, etc.
Benefits of chemical film finishes
- Conversion Coatings are Economical
- They are easy to use and offer a variety of valuable properties to extend the service life of parts
- Minimize Surface Oxidation of Aluminum Parts
- Very Thin Coating: No Dimensional Change
- Primer for Paint Adhesion and other topcoats
|DTL-5541F||No Dimensioanl Changes|
|Class 1A||No Dimensioanl Changes||Class 1A is used as a corrosion preventative film (unpainted) or to improve adhesion of paint finish systems.|
|Class 3||No Dimensioanl Changes||Class 3 is used as a corrosion preventative for electrical and electronic applications, where low resistance contacts are required.|
|Type I||No Dimensioanl Changes||Compositions containing Hexavalent Chromium.|
|Type II||No Dimensioanl Changes||Compositions containing no Hexavalent Chromium.|