PALATINE, Illinois, USA, October 29, 2018 – Arlington Plating Company is proud to announce the expansion of its aluminum anodizing operations to now include hardcoat parts processing that meets MIL-A-8625 Type III, Class 1 and 2 standards.

The fully automated, 5,000 sq. ft. line produces conventional and hardcoat anodizing with high pH sealants and organic die coloring capabilities. Offering bright dip and satin finish applications, the rack line meets pH 13.0 automotive industry requirements for exterior trim applications.

Richard Macary, President of Arlington Plating Company, said, “Eighteen months ago we launched sulfuric, Type II anodizing that was approved by General Motors within three months of the line’s installation. Our new hardcoat capabilities allow us to continue to expand our market reach into food process equipment, medical and aerospace applications that require wear resistance, corrosion protection and appearance.”

In addition to the automotive industry, APC’s aluminum anodizing customers have grown to include leading consumer goods manufacturers that require the durability, non-stick properties, and corrosion resistance that hardcoat anodizing provides. Furthermore, the expanded hardcoat service is being offered to meet the increased performance and design demands by the aerospace, oil & gas, equipment and electronics industries.

About Arlington Plating Company

Arlington Plating Company provides surface finishing and anodizing services that deliver functionality and beauty to a diversity of automotive, motorcycle, electronics, consumer and other products you use and experience every day. We pride ourselves on producing flawless, high performance finishes on metals including aluminum, copper alloys, magnesium, steel, stainless steel, and zinc die cast, as well as plastic materials. Leading manufacturers trust us to increase wear and corrosion protection, improve appearance, and enable electronic performance, while meeting stringent OEM, environmental and regulatory requirements.

Arlington Plating Company is an ISO-9001:2015 company and an active member of the Aluminum Anodizers Council. For more information, please contact us.