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Aluminium Anodising

ABL has over 35 years of anodising experience and is one of a very few companies in the UK that combine fabrication and anodising on the same site.

Anodised Finishes include;
— Natural (silver) AA3 to AA25
— Black or Gold
— Alocrom 1200

We anodise aluminium extrusion, aluminium sheet and castings every day, supplying a vast range of domestic, consumer, retail and industrial sectors.

What is anodising?

Anodising is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts. The process is called "anodising" because the part to be treated forms the anode electrode of an electrical circuit. Benefits of anodising include an increased corrosion resistance and wear resistance, and the provision of better adhesion for paint primers and glues than bare metal. Read more...

Free Anodising Download

Not sure how anodising can benefit your product or want to understand more about anodising? Click here for a free PDF download of anodising explained or view as a web page here.

ABL can offer the appropriate supporting QA documentation for anodising and polishing processes which allows us to supply the automotive industry, where process capability is key.