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Marine Products

Anodized Aluminum Applications: Marine Industry; Sulfuric / Chromic / Hardcoat / Clear / Color / Custom / Close Tolerance Anodizing, Custom Colors, Corrosion / Water Resistance

 

Corrosion resistance and hardness are primary properties of anodic coatings, vital for metal parts that need to withstand the rigors of a marine environment, high moisture / humidity, salt spray, fuel and petroleum products, chemicals and lubricants. Anodized coatings will not chip or peel, and resists ultraviolet (UV) radiation so colors will not fade, even in direct sunlight.

Other uses for anodized aluminum in the marine industry include:

  • Boat Pontoons
  • Hatch and Stairway Trimming
  • Sail Pulleys and Winches
  • Decorative Trim
  • Porthole Frames

This is just a small sample of products made, in whole or part, of anodized aluminum.  Superior's highly trained specialists can help you plan, design and produce. The uses for anodized aluminum are endless, limited only by the imaginations of designers, inventors and engineers.

Anodized Aluminum Applications: Keep Marine Parts Ship-Shape

Superior Metal Technologies offers a comprehensive range of aluminum anodizing services to boat builders and customizers, and manufacturers of marine products, including:

  • Sulfuric Anodizing
  • Chromic Anodizing
  • Hardcoat Anodizing (Hardcoating)
  • Clear Coatings
  • Color Anodizing
  • Custom Anodizing
  • Close Tolerance Coating

When dealing with salt water, or even Midwest lake water, there is always a chance of oxidation setting in. Many boat builders use a special anodized cathode designed to accept corrosion, built onto the lower unit of an outboard or I/O motor. It's function is to die before oxidation sets in to the main engine components if paint gets chipped.

Anodized Aluminum Applications: Replace Costly Stainless Steel

Anodized aluminum can replace expensive stainless steel in certain marine applications. You can expect cost savings due to long-lasting durability, reduced weight, and hardness and resistance properties unique to anodized products.

The ways in which anodized aluminum can be used to replace more costly stainless steel are virtually unlimited. For more information about the benefits of replacing stainless steel with anodized aluminum, read: Aluminum or Stainless Steel?

 

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