NEW BLOG POST: 4 requirements for sustainable anodized aluminum products

There is one big reason why I love anodizing: It is the most sustainable surface treatment. 


Yip, that’s right. Other surface treatments like powder, paint or plating are more harmful to the #environment than anodizing. 


Why? 


Because most surface treatments rely on organic solvents or heavy metals which reduces the recyclability of aluminum. 


Not so anodizing! 


In my latest blog post, I explain, why anodizing does not reduce the recyclability of aluminum AND four requirements you should discuss with your anodizer to make your anodized product as sustainable as possible. 


P.S. I will also do a live online course about creating sustainable anodized aluminum products in 2023 – you can sign up for the waiting list here.

Let me talk about a topic close to my heart: sustainability.

The aluminum industry has great potential for becoming more sustainable.

And one of the major decisions that companies can make is choosing more environmentally-friendly aluminum.

In this blog post, I explain what these more sustainable aluminum options look like, so you can make your production more sustainable! Read here: 
https://aluconsult.com/can-aluminum-be-sustainable/

P.S. I am going to do a live course about sustainable aluminum anodizing in 2023 - you can sign up here to get notified: https://aluconsult.com/waiting-list-live-course-recycled-aluminum/ 




Next week: South Africa!

I’m overjoyed that I’ll be speaking about sustainability and anodizing at the International Aluminum Conference and Exhibition organized by @AFSA - Aluminum Federation of South Africa.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (sdgs) is a topic that has my increasing interest and passion.

Aluminum has - in comparison to other materials like copper, steel and wood - an almost unreasonable high carbon footprint.

But as I like to say: Not all aluminum is created equal.

There are plenty of things we can do - as anodizers, OEM’s, product managers, designers etc. - to make sure our aluminum parts are both more durable and friendlier to the environment.

If you’re at the conference - please let´s have a chat about sustainable anodized aluminum.

NEW BLOG POST: Stainless steel corrosion and how to prevent it.

Corrosion is one of the worst things that can happen to aluminum. Imagine a bridge, wind turbine, or skyscraper and the steel-aluminum connection starts to corrode... We are talking here about safety issues and potential disasters! 👺 You absolutely want to avoid stainless steel corrosion. In my latest blog post, I explain why stainless steel corrosion happens and how to prevent it.⛔️ https://aluconsult.com/how-to-avoid-anodized-aluminum-stainless-steel-corrosion/ P.S. Stainless steel corrosion is actually a misnomer. Do you know what is the correct term?

New Blog Post: Beginner’s guide to coloring processes for anodized aluminum




Life is full of options - and anodizing coloring is full of options, too!


There are 4 different coloring processes you can choose:

1. Adsorption/Dying
2. Electrolytic
3. Integral
4. Interference

But which is the right one for your anodized aluminum product?

Find out in my latest blog post: https://aluconsult.com/beginners-guide-to-coloring-processes-for-anodized-aluminum/ 

New Blog Post: 3 common types of aluminum corrosion in buildings




Oh no, our façade shows corrosion spots! 😱


Imagine this: you have just finished the construction of a new building a few months ago but the window frames or the façade are corroding.


If you are an architect or constructor, this scenario is probably your worst nightmare.


Let’s make sure that this nightmare never happens to you!


In my latest blog post, I explain 3 common types of aluminum corrosion in buildings and how to avoid them.


Read the blog post here.




5 Anodizing Defects That Happen in the Handling and Pretreatment Steps

As you probably already know a lot of the failures which happens in your anodizing line originates from the handling or pretreatment steps.

As told awhile ago we have moved our blog to AluConsult! Anodizing World will still be available, but new posts will be published on aluconsult.com.

To read the blog post "5 Anodizing Defects That Happen in the Handling and Pretreatment Steps" please click here.

If you haven´t enrolled yet for all the free knowledge about Anodizing @AnodizingSchool then you should.

Its absolutely free - the only thing you have to do is click

Hope to see you at one of this years free webinars about the sustainable anodizing of aluminum.

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