Aluminum Finishing

Specific Color Solutions for Aluminum Finishing

Clariant has a long history of providing high quality colorants, process chemicals and printing inks for the anodizing industry worldwide. We maintain a leading position in our industry by focusing on quality and service.

Colorants

We manufacture and distribute partly, via our reliable partners Omya and Reliant, a full range of dyes, of which many are patented. Our Sanodal® range of dyes offers unsurpassed fastness properties.

Process Chemicals

Together with our electrolytic coloration products the process chemicals lead the industry in their ability to color architectural profiles in a uniform and consistent manner.

Preparations for Printing Inks

The Aluprint™ printing inks are specially formulated to “lock in” multi-colored text and patterns into the anodized Aluminum coating.

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  • Sanodal

    Properties

    • Unsurpassed fade resistant properties
    • Suitable for outdoor and indoor applications
    • Applicable alone or in combination with an electrolytic dyeing process (Sandalor® process)
    • Broad range designed for most architectural needs
    • Sanodal® Black 2LW

      Sanodal® Black 2LW produces a Blue-Black color. At medium concentrations it is used for Blue-Grey and Midnight Blues shades. more

    • Sanodal® Black GL

      Sanodal® Black GL Paste is a light fast and weather fast dye that can be used to color aluminum to be used for both out-door and in-door applications. It is also suitable for producing dark green colors and for shading. more

    • Sanodal® Deep Black H3LW

      Sanodal® Deep Black H3LW paste is an extremely stable homogeneous dye recommended for exterior architectural applications as well as for coloring thin films and for situations such as coil coating where a short immersion time is required. more

    • Sanodal® Deep Black HBL Liq.

      Sanodal® Deep Black HBL Liq. is a convenient to use product that provides a fast striking neutral shade of black. This dye is suitable for the dyeing of coatings thinner than the norm, therefore its use can significantly improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of black anodizing aluminum. more

    • Sanodal® Deep Black MLW Gran.

      Sanodal® Deep Black MLW is the original standard, used throughout the anodizing industry, for a premium quality black dye. The granular form is practically dust-free making the product more user friendly. more

    • Sanodal® Deep Black MLW

      Sanodal® Deep Black MLW is the standard colorant for architectural quality apllications because of its excellent light and weather fastness. more

    • Sanodal® Gold 4N

      Sanodal® Gold 4N Powder is not a true organic dye but an iron compound that forms a colored complex with the aluminum oxide coating. It produces an attractive brassy-gold color that has exceptional permanence and has been used for architectual applications throughout the world. more

    • Sanodal® Green 3LW

      Sanodal® Green 3LW is distinguished by high fastness to light, weather and heat. It is recommended for applications where a light fast green finish is required. When processed according to the Sanodal procedure, this dye is suitable for exterior architectural components. more

    • Sanodal® Orange 3LW Liq.

      Sanodal® Orange 3LW Liquid is a homogeneous, water-soluble dye for adsorptive dyeing of anodized aluminum, which is distinguished by high fastness to light, weather and heat. more

    • Sanodal® Red B3LW

      Sanodal® Red B3LW Powder produces a shade of red that is of exceptional light fastness. In addition to exterior applications, this dye has been widely used for nameplates and appliance trim. more

    • Sanodal® Turquoise PLW Liq.

      Sanodal® Turquoise PLW Liquid is recommended for all applications ranging from exterior architectural panels and extrusions, stadium seating, and highway signs to such small objects as costume jewelry, nameplates and foil labels. more

  • Sanodure

    Properties

    • Comprehensive range of different colors, covering virtually all coloristic needs
    • Good fade resistant properties
    • Suitable for indoor applications
    • Sanodure® Black CRO

      Sanodure® Black CRO is a homogeneous water soluble black dye with rapid adsorption dyeing of anodized aluminum. Sanodure® Black CRO is of primary interest for finishing processes in which rapid dye absorption is desired and the fastness properties are of secondary importance. Only recommended for interior use. more

    • Sanodure® Bordeaux RL

      Sanodure® Bordeaux RL is a homogeneous, water soluble dyestuff for the adsorptive dyeing of anodized aluminum. Only recommended for interior use more

    • Sanodure® Bronze 2LW

      Sanodure Bronze 2LW is a homogeneous, water soluble dyestuff for the adsorptive dyeing of anodised aluminium. Only recommended for interior use. more

    • Sanodure® Bronze G

      Sanodure® Bronze G is a homogeneous, water soluble dyestuff for the adsorptive dyeing of anodised aluminium. Only recommended for interior use. more

    • Sanodure® Brown GSL

      Sanodure® Brown GSL is a homogeneous, water soluble dyestuff for the adsorptive dyeing of anodized aluminum. Only recommended for interior use. more

    • Sanodure® Fast Bronze L

      Sanodure® Fast Bronze L is a homogeneous, water soluble dyestuff for the adsorptive dyeing of anodized aluminum. Only recommended for interior use. Sanodure® Fast Bronze L produces shades of pink, gold, bronze and orange with excellent light fastness, even on thin anodic coatings. Combinations with Sanodure® Fast Bronze L enable duplication of the entire range of gold colors from brassy to copper-like tones. more

    • Sanodure® Fiery Red ML

      Sanodure® Fiery Red ML is a homogeneous, water soluble dyestuff for the adsorptive dyeing of anodized aluminum. Only recommended for interior use. more

    • Sanodure® Green LWN

      Sanodure® Green LWN produces deep shades suitable for all interior applications. more

    • Sanodure® Grey HLN liq

      Sanodure Grey HLN liq produces a neutral grey shade that can be used to produce a stainless steel look. This homogeneous dye is distinguished by its fastness to light and heat as well as its ability to hold shade. more

    • Sanodure® Grey NL liq.

      Sanodure Grey NL liq produces a neutral grey shade that is often used to produce a stainless steel look. It is compatible with Sanodure Fast Gold L or Sanodure Fast Bronze L to produce a wide range of bronze colors. more

    • Sanodure® Olive Brown 2R

      Sanodure® Olive Brown 2R is used for producing greenish-brown and neutral bronze. more

    • Sanodure® Orange G

      Sanodure® Orange G is a water soluble dyestuff for adsorptive dyeing of anodized aluminum. more

    • Sanodure® Orange RL

      Sanodure® Orange RL produces shades ranging from brass to deep orange depending upon concentration and coating thickness. It is also useful for jetting various black dyes. more

    • Sanodure® Violet CLW

      Sanodure Violet CLW is a quick-striking violet dye suitable for many novelty applications such as costume jewelry, identification tags, and decorative applications. more

    • Sanodure® Yellow Brown 2G

      Sanodure® Yellow Brown 2G yields an interesting range of Brown shades, the primary use of which is for appliance trim and costume jewelry. more

  • Sanodye

    Properties

    • Organic dyes with heavy metal free structure
    • Good fade resistant properties
    • Mainly suitable for indoor applications but some are also suitable for outdoor use
    • Sanodye® Black OA

      Sanodye® Black OA is unique for a black dye in that it is metal-free and may be used where disposal of metal containing effluent is objectionable. When properly applied it is suitable for almost any exterior application. more

    • Sanodye® Blue 2LW gran

      Sanodye® Blue 2LW gran produces pure blue shades making it versatile for many applications including, owing to its excellent light fastness, exterior. more

    • Sanodye® Blue G

      Sanodye® Blue G produces an intense blue sapphire-like shade having superb resistance to fading and weathering. This dye is well suited for both exterior and interior applications, and is effectively used for shading. more

    • Sanodye® Brown R

      Sanodye® Brown R is useful for the production of oxidized copper and reddish brown shades. more

    • Sanodye® Golden Orange RLW

      Sanodye® Golden Orange RLW produces shades ranging from brass to deep orange depending upon concentration and coating thickness. It may be shaded with Sanodye® Red GLW to produce a variety of gold colors. more

    • Sanodye® Orange 2B

      Sanodye® Orange 2B produces a bright yellow-orange color at full intensity. When mixed with blue dyes it forms bright green shades. Also, at low concentrations, it may be used to produce a shade very close to that of real brass. more

    • Sanodye® Red GLW

      Sanodye® Red GLW is extremely useful for shading gold and bronze hues in addition to its primary application as a red dye. more

    • Sanodye® Red RLW

      Sanodye® Red RLW is a water soluble dyestuff for adsorptive dyeing of anodized aluminum. more

    • Sanodye® Violet MRB New

      Sanodye® Violet MRB New Powder produces a unique blue-violet shade, Moon Rocks Blue, which emulates the color of the stones brought back by the Astronauts after the first Lunar landing. more

    • Sanodye® Yellow 3GL

      Sanodye® Yellow 3GL is recommended for interior as well as exterior architectural applications. The color produced is an attractive fluorescent-like yellow with a slight green cast. more

  • Anodal

    Properties

    • Global range of chemical additives providing increases productivity, efficiency, and minimization of environmental impact
    • In addition, our regional partners Omya and Reliant provide supplementary products designed for local requirements
    • Committed to improve our customer's processes
    • Developing new products to meet the ever changing demands of the industry
    • Anodal® ASL

      Anodal® ASL is a liquid nickel acetate preparation for high grade deposit-free sealing more

    • Anodal® Color S-2

      Anodal® Color S-2 is a high performing, aqueous, sulphuric acid concentrate consisting of stabilizers and throwing power assistants in optimum composition, for improving the stability and throwing power of coloring electrolytes based on tin sulphate. more

    • Anodal® EE

      Anodal® EE is a product for hardcoating anodizing. With the addition of Anodal EE the conventional sulfuric acid electrolyte can be used for hardcoating without the expense of costly refrigeration or a new high-voltage power supply. By utilizing Anodal EE additive in your electrolyte both, normal and hardcoat anodizing can be accomplished in the same tank. more

    • Anodal® MS-1

      Anodal® MS-1 is a nickel-based mid-temperature seal concentrate that will provide a smut free quality seal. The recommended temperature range is 75-85°C. more

    • Anodal® SH-1

      Anodal® SH-1 is used to obtain smudge-free hot water sealing of anodized aluminum and produces excellent sealing qualities. more

    • Anodal® SH-2

      Anodal® SH-2 is an additive for smudge-free mid-temperature sealing of anodically produced oxide coatings. more

    • Anodal® SUAC

      Anodal® SUAC is used on a large scale in anodic integral coloring processes. The function of Anodal® SUAC is to regulate the current potential characteristic and the redissolving power of the oxide layer. The colors produced by this anodic process are outstandingly resistant to light and weathering. Colors range from bright bronze to black, depending on the alloy. more

    • Anodal® WT-1

      Anodal® WT-1 is a chemical for the decolorizing and precipitation process that separates the metal containing dyestuffs from the aqueous solution. The clear liquid and the precipitated dyestuffs can then be separated by sedimentation or filtration. more

  • Aluprint

    Properties

    • Easy to use solvent preparation of dyes for anodized aluminum
    • Formulated to "lock in" multi-colored text and patterns into the anodized aluminum
    • Aluprint Black 3R

      Aluprint Black 3R is a specially formulated printing ink which contains dyestuffs which are easily absorbed into anodized aluminum. Aluprints are used to produce multi-colored text and designs on unsealed anodized aluminum. more

    • Aluprint Blue 3R

      Aluprint Blue 3R is a specially formulated printing ink which contains dyestuffs which are easily absorbed into anodized aluminum. Aluprints are used to produce multi-colored text and designs on unsealed anodized aluminum. more

    • Aluprint Red 3R

      Aluprint Red 3R is a specially formulated printing ink which contains dyestuffs which are easily absorbed into anodized aluminum. Aluprints are used to produce multi-colored text and designs on unsealed anodized aluminum. more

    • Aluprint Turquoise 3R

      Aluprint Turquoise 3R is a specially formulated printing ink which contains dyestuffs which are easily absorbed into anodized aluminum. Aluprints are used to produce multi-colored text and designs on unsealed anodized aluminum. more

    • Aluprint Yellow 3R

      Aluprint Yellow 3R is a specially formulated printing ink which contains dyestuffs which are easily absorbed into anodized aluminum. Aluprints are used to produce multi-colored text and designs on unsealed anodized aluminum. more

    • Aluprint Diluent Liq

      Aluprint Diluent Liquid is a combination of the same solvents used in both the Aluprint 3R and Aluprint W Printing Pastes. This makes it compatible with these inks and is therefore commonly used as a dilluant/thinner and as an agent for cleaning screens. more

    • Aluprint Reducer 3R

      Aluprint Reducer 3R is the unpigmented printing paste ie. the finished coloured paste minus the dyestuff. It can be mixed with the appropriate coloured paste to reduce its colour strength and thereby produce pale, pastel shades without altering any other process conditions. more


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