PALATINE, Illinois, USA, Monday, January 23, 2017 – Arlington Plating Company is proud to announce the installation of an anodizing line at its Palatine, Illinois headquarters. The new service represents over a $2 million investment and reflects the increased demand by the surface finishing industry for aluminum anodizing that reliably meets stringent OEM performance and design requirements.

Comprised of 44 process tanks, the 5000 ft.² fully automated line produces MIL-A-8625 Type II (sulfuric) anodizing with high pH sealants, die coloring and electro color capabilities. The line offers bright dip, lacquer/post-dip and satin finishing applications. Meeting  pH 13.0 requirements as mandated by the automotive industry for exterior trim applications, the automated line processes parts up to 100″ in length.

The growth in anodizing is most pronounced in the automotive, aerospace, and electronics industries, all of which desire longer lasting, more durable/abrasion resistant coatings with high corrosion and wear protection. Enhanced aesthetics is cost-effectively achieved through a host of color match options.

Richard Macary, President of Arlington Plating Company, said, “APC’s  long established and trusted finishing expertise ensures customers will be provided knowledge-based, process manufacturing far beyond the anodizing line.”

Aluminum parts staged for anodizing.
Partial view of the new 5000 ft.² fully automated line produces MIL-A-8625 Type II (sulfuric) anodizing.

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-9001:2008 company and an active member of the Aluminum Anodizers Council. To Request A Quote or to obtain further information, please click here.