For light metal substrates, Henkel Corp. has developed a multifunctional base coating, Alodine® EC2™ ElectroCeramic coating, designed to provide exceptional chemical, corrosion, temperature and abrasion resistance while reducing parts processing costs.

For light metal substrates, Henkel Corp. has developed a multifunctional base coating, Alodine® EC2™ ElectroCeramic coating, designed to provide exceptional chemical, corrosion, temperature and abrasion resistance while reducing parts processing costs. This high-temperature-resistant coating is designed to extend the life of parts exposed to harsh operating conditions, delivering titanium ceramic toughness and durability on lower cost substrates.

Based on titanium electrodeposited oxides, the product can be used on aluminum, aluminum alloys, titanium, and titanium alloys, as well as aluminized, aluminum-plated and IVD aluminum substrate. The coating is also suitable for aluminized ferrous materials. The base coating reportedly can improve the corrosion resistance and performance of marine engines, automotive powertrain and components, appliances, cookware, and a variety of other industrial parts exposed to moisture, fuel, oil and other environmental contaminants.

The coating offers a hardness of 800 vickers, yet is said to be extremely flexible. The coating provides an excellent base for paints, adhesives, sealants and thermal spray coatings. With this product, traditional cleaning and shot blast preparation are no longer required prior to thermal spray application. The product reportedly improves the adhesion of sprayed materials.

For more information, visit www.henkelec2.comor call 866.332.7024.