Coatings

Tufram®

Protect Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys Against Wear, Corrosion, Sticking and Galling

Created in a multi-step process, Tufram surface treatments make aluminum surfaces harder than steel. They combine the hardness of aluminum oxide ceramic with the desirable properties of our proprietary polymers, far outperforming conventional hard anodizing and similar processes when it comes to corrosion resistance, friction reduction and hardness.

Tufram is highly resistant to corrosion, as well as to acids and alkali chemicals. In addition, its low coefficient of friction (COF) protects against a wide variety of abrasive wear mechanisms and galling, making it well-suited to solve stick-slip behavior and the resulting vibrations in sliding motion applications.

Tufram also dramatically improves the surface hardness of aluminum — to levels comparable with case-hardened steel or hard chrome.

Thanks to these characteristics, Tufram improves the performance and durability of aluminum components and makes it easy to replace steel in a wide variety of manufacturing, processing and packaging equipment.

Tufram Key Technical Advantages

Tufram outperforms common industry processes in protecting aluminum components. Advantages include:

  • Wear, abrasion and galling prevention
  • Low COF
  • Operating temperature range: -360 to 800°F
  • Excellent thermal conductivity
  • Surface hardness between Rc 40 and Rc 65
  • Thickness range: 0.0004 to 0.003 inch
  • Absence of outgassing
  • Complies with AMS 2469, AMS 2482; USDA and FDA standards

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Tufram® Family Coatings

Tufram L4

Achieves a maximum hardness of 60 to 65 Rc and provides good wear protection.

Tufram H2

Maintains maximum hardness, corrosion resistance and lubricity, along with excellent wear resistance for high-strength aluminum.

Tufram H+

Maintains maximum hardness, corrosion resistance and lubricity, along with excellent wear resistance for high-strength aluminum.

Tufram 10K3

This wear- and corrosion-resistant surface treatment provides release up to 850°F and is USDA/FDA-compliant.

Tufram HO

Provides hardness from 40 to 50 Rc, wear resistance and a dry lubricated surface with good release. Compliant with USDA and FDA codes.

Tufram R66F

Black coating with good aluminum mold and sealing surface release. Compliant with USDA and FDA codes.

Tufram R66LT

Low temperature properties include excellent chemical resistance on aluminum parts in pH ranges from 2 to 13.

Tufram SLK

Designed to provide similar properties to HO on aluminum, plus improved non-stick release. Compliant with USDA and FDA codes.

Tufram FC12

Combines polymers and dry lubricants to lower the COF on aluminum.

Tufram TNS

Combines polymers and dry lubricants to lower the COF on aluminum.

Maximize Corrosion Resistance and Hardness for Your Aluminum Parts

Do you have aluminum parts that require the superior protective benefits Tufram provides? Our experts are ready to help you explore the Tufram family and select the best surface treatment for the job.

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