Are you still resorting to paint instead of colored #anodizing because you worry about color variations?  

In my latest article for Light Metal Age, I prove to you that getting the right colored anodized surface for your #aluminum product is not as impossible as you think! 

๐Ÿ‘‰ Don't miss out on this comprehensive guide that aims to make color anodizing less daunting and more accessible for manufacturers. 

๐Ÿ” Key Takeaways: 

- Understand why painted surfaces are less durable and environmentally unfriendly compared to anodized finishes. 

- Learn how precise control of parameters like temperature, immersion time, and concentration can lead to consistent color development. 

- Discover the impact of alloying elements and sealing processes on the final color of anodized parts. 


๐Ÿ“š The article also includes a case study that delves into the root cause of a yellowish hue appearing on aluminum panels used for building faรงades. 

#sustainability #aluminumindustry #manufacturing #OEM

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Are you thinking about switching to recycled aluminum for your anodized product? Then you should read this... 

Every aluminum alloy is different. This means that if you buy recycled aluminum, you will not get the same anodizing results as with the alloy you are currently using – even if your anodizer promises to do everything exactly the same!


So, in what way does the alloy affect the anodizing results? Read my latest blog post to find out! 

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. 


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:

P.S. I am going to do a live course about sustainable aluminum anodizing in 2023 - you can sign up here to get notified: 

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! ๐Ÿ‘บ 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.⛔️ 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: