Enhanced protection for aluminum components
Tufram® coatings for aluminum far outperform conventional hard anodizing and similar processes when it comes to corrosion resistance, friction reduction and hardness.
Resists Corrosion. Tufram coatings are highly resistant to corrosion as well as acids and alkaline chemicals. In salt spray testing, for example, Tufram on high strength aluminum exceeds the AMS 2482 requirement of 336 hours. Submersion tests in strong acids at 248ºF show no effect after more than 170 hours.
Reduces Friction. Tufram's low coefficient of friction protects against a wide variety of abrasive wear mechanisms and galling. It also reduces stick-slip behavior and the resulting vibrations in sliding motion applications.
Improves Hardness. Tufram dramatically improves the surface hardness of aluminum—to levels comparable with case hardened steel or hard chrome plate.
Replaces more expensive substrates. Tufram not only improves the performance and durability of aluminum components but often allows easily machinable aluminum to replace steel or stainless in many applications.
Tufram's properties surpass those of all conventional aluminum coatings—including hard anodize, polymer impregnated hard anodize, hardcoat anodize and sulfuric anodize. Tufram's property advantages include:
- An operating temperature range from -360°F (-218°C) to as 800°F (+427°C)
- Excellent thermal conductivity
- Surface hardness between Rc 40 and Rc 65
- Thickness range: 0.0004" to 0.003"
- Low coefficient of friction
- High dielectric strength
- Self-lubricating and non-wetting surface characteristics
- Absence of outgassing
- Compliance with industry standards, including:
- AMS 2469 and AMS 2482
- USDA and FDA
- Automotive end of vehicle life (ELV) initiatives
|Type||Description||Wear||Corrosion||Lubricity||Anti-Stick||Temperature||USDA and FDA|
|L-4||Minimizes stick and slip||NO|
|H2||Maximum hardness Rc 60-65||NO|
|H+||Maintains maximum hardness, corrosion resistance and lubricity for high strength aluminum||NO|
|Hardness of Rc 40 to 50, wear resistant, dry lubricated surface on aluminum with good release. Compliant with USDA and FDA codes||YES|
|R66F||Black. Good aluminum mold and sealing surface release. USDA approved and FDA compliant||YES|
|SLK||Enhanced with improved anti-stick and designed to provide similar properties to HO on aluminum||YES|
|FC12||Special combination of polymers and dry lubricants allow low COF on aluminum||NO|
|HTR||High Temperature Release on aluminum parts temperatures up to 1,400°F (760°C)||YES|
|TNS||Excellent release of adhesives and hot melt glues on aluminum surfaces||NO|
|R66LT||Low temperature properties include excellent chemical resistance on aluminum parts in pH ranges from 2 to 13||NO|
|R66LTH||Excellent chemical resistance on aluminum parts from solvents and other environments in pH ranges from 2 to 13||NO|
|Ratings are meant for reference only. For specific application recommendations contact the General Magnaplate technical staff.|
- Threaded members and other close tolerance components
- Mold release applications
- Vacuum systems requiring non-outgassing components
- Guide rails
- Wafer chucks
- Nip rollers