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  • What is Phosphate?

    Phosphate is a type of conversion coating used to produce a heavily crystalline structure on steel parts. This coating provides improved resistance to wear and when coupled with a Chromic Dip and Oiling process will also improve the corrosion protection of the parts. Like other conversion coatings this is a chemical process and is a good pretreatment for paint. Both coatings, as supplied by Anoplate, have a dark grey appearance prior to any oiling. What Specification is most commonly used? Whi…

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  • What is Chem Film?

    Chem film or more appropriately chemical film is a term describing a chemical conversion coating most often associated with applying chromates to aluminum. The most widely known trade names for this process are Henkel’s Alodine® and MacDermid Enthone’s Iridite®. They are a category of sealants designed to adhere to the surface of metal components to provide a protective layer against corrosion. Chem Film Has Many Benefits In addition to enhanced corrosion protection, there are many practical…

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    Anoplate Celebrates Its Diamond Anniversary

    Anoplate and it’s 216 employees recently celebrated 6 decades of customer service, quality excellence, expanding process offerings and continuous growth. In 1960 Milt Stevenson, Sr. purchased a small two-man shop called Noxon Plating Works and founded Anoplate. Milt used to joke that customers would refer to him as “Coffee Can Plating Works” as small jobs would be delivered to him in cans or they’d be processed in cans.  Early customers included Nixon Gear, Allen Tool and Haloid (the forerunner…

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  • Meet Anoplate

    At Anoplate, we value the importance of our people. It’s actually our people, purpose, and process that set us apart. What we do matters, so it matters that our people are motivated and dedicated to learn and be successful. When you work at Anoplate, you don’t just have a job. It’s a place where you learn, grow, and become part of a family. You build a career in a respectful, safe environment. We build a safe working environment, with hands-on, applied training, but we are also boundary push…

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  • Anoplate’s‌ ‌Zynik‌ ‌II‌

    Anoplate’s‌ ‌Zynik‌ ‌II‌ ‌Exceeds‌ ‌AMS‌ ‌2461‌ ‌Requirements‌ ‌

    In November 2020 SAE’s AMS Finishes Processes and Fluids Committee B in conjunction with the International Aerospace Environmental Group’s (IAEG) Replacement Technologies Work Group released AMS 2461 covering gamma-phase zinc-nickel deposits (12-16 weight % nickel) from alkaline baths. The initial AMS specification governing zinc-nickel plating, AMS 2417, allowed nickel content of the deposit from 6 to 20 weight percent nickel and permitted the use of both acid and alkaline formulations.  It ha…

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