Lorin Industries, Inc., a global provider of coil anodized aluminum, will launch a new batch anodizing line at the beginning of 2024.
This capability, combined with the long history of anodized coil processing, will allow Lorin to satisfy the needs of its current coil to coil customers with batch anodized parts. New customers requiring batch anodizing specifically will also now be able to access Lorin’s premier coil anodizing process. The products produced with Lorin’s batch anodizing process will offer the same quality finishes Lorin is known for in their coil anodized products, the company says.
“By anodizing you are able to allow aluminum products and parts the ability to withstand the elements and provide wear protection on a long-term basis, thus offering superior quality with a durable, corrosion-resistant finish, along with aesthetically pleasing colors. Lorin’s anodizing process provides a variety of colors and finishes, adding the perfect touch to anything from an electric guitar to a medical instrument,” the company says in a release.
Batch anodizing, also called ‘piece-part’ anodizing, is one of the two types of anodizing processes, alongside continuous coil anodizing. Both processes are fundamentally similar, in that each is an electrochemical process that builds a durable anodic layer that becomes a part of the substrate on a molecular level. The primary difference is that batch anodizing involves racking parts, or sheets, that are dipped into a series of tanks or baths. The advantages of batch anodizing include the ability to do small parts and smaller runs as well as thicker films and a plethora of colors. Products that would benefit from batch anodizing would include medical device components, firearm components, aerospace components, hunting and sporting goods equipment, architectural trim, and automotive parts, just to name a few.