ABOUT AUSTRALIAN CHEMICALS AND COATINGS
Founded in 1987, Australian Chemicals & Coatings Pty Ltd is a wholly Australian owned & operated company.
Historically supplying metal treatment chemicals to the powder coating and anodising industries, globally. With a wealth of knowledge within the company, we are able to custom formulate to specific needs. Over time this has allowed us to grow, keep up with modern advancements and continue
“bringing the best products to the surface”
Our multi-function manufacturing facility in Dandenong South, Victoria, currently produces a range of PVC plastisols, automotive refinishing chemicals, lubricants, cleaners, etching/passivating chemicals and strippers, as well as our renowned powder coating and anodising ranges.
The trading component of our business consists of PVC paste resin from the TPC Paste Resin Co (Thailand), specialised industrial lubricants from Condat Lubricants (France), metal treatments from SurTec (Germany), Latexes and other commodity chemicals that relate to our industries.
Alongside our own products we offer contract manufacturing services to companies for most blending processes. Currently we contract manufacture agricultural products, adhesives, sound deadening, environmentally friendly bathroom cleaners and specialty dangerous goods.
Over 30 years Industry Experience
Family Owned & Operated
Bringing The Best Products To The Surface
SurTec acquires chemical business from Italtecno in Italy Chemical business of the Italian specialist for aluminium alloys, now part of the SurTec Group Bensheim, 04.03.2021. SurTec, specialist for surface treatment, acquired the chemical business of Italtecno in Italy, a company based in Modena. Italtecno specialises in the Research and Development, as well as the distribution of chemical specialities for surface treatment for aluminium alloys and steel. The product range includes chemical products for the architectural, automotive and aerospace industries as...
The de-smutting process on an aluminium anodising line is the act of removing excess alloyed metals from the surface of aluminium after etching or brightening. It is required in the anodising process after caustic etching or acid bright dipping. After these etching processes, the surface of the aluminium looks cloudy which is commonly called smut, hence the process step: de-smutting. AUSCHEM’s proprietary products developed for de-smutting are: Desmut XF & Desmut AW (new improved formula) Desmut AW characteristics: Used at...
Surtec 350 is an innovative cold seal for aluminium anodising, with the benefit of being nickel free. Combing with a hot seal/rinse the issues of crazing (micro cracking) are eliminated at 1/3rd of the standard sealing times. Removing nickel from the process offers obvious effluent benefits along with the OH&S health advantages. ST 350 also offers improved corrosion resistance over the nickel based cold seals, allowing it to meet and exceed the volume specs for alkaline resistance. Without any negative...
SurTec 645 replaces nickel dye pre-seals, effectively reducing bleed without the need for nickel salts. BENEFITS Nickel free Reduced dip time Reduced bath temp This new technology has been developed with mobile phone companies for the safety of their consumers. please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Chrome-free is becoming the industry standard for the pre-treatment of Aluminium prior to powder coating in the architectural industry. Titanium- and Zirconium-based systems have successfully replaced Chrome(VI) in the majority of the world, but compared to Chrome(VI)-systems, Chrome-free systems are invisible, they have much tighter operation windows and they are quickly moving towards borderline performance in respect to filiform corrosion and paint adhesion, especially in case of ageing or contamination of the bath. SurTec 643 combines SurTec’s long-term experience in...
As acid etching remains Australia’s most common pre-powdercoating surface preparation for aluminium finishers, it is important that the most up to date and efficient chemistry developments are a high priority. For volume applicators, Australian Chemicals & Coatings has developed our Alumbrite 21 Series acid etching for extruded, honed and sheet aluminium alloys. Alumibrite 21 Series comes in various forms specific to requirements for dip tanks, horizontal spray lines and vertical lines. All products in the series have the benefits of...
For the best multi-metal pre-treatment go no further than SurTec 609GV Zetacoat. SurTec 609GV out performs zinc phosphate in most applications without heat or sludge. Incredibly easy to use promoting excellent protection and adhesion, whether contact time is 30 seconds or 5 mins you will not see delamination There is no other product on the Australian market with such performance and versatility. This ROHS compliant chemistry is especially robust against flash rusting and is suitable as multi-metal passivation prior to...
As chromate baths age they can slow down and stop working. Many of our competitors will advise that a very costly bath dump is necessary, however, this may not be the case. Auschem is the only company in Australia offering an in situ fix. Alumifix BN was developed to counter the sulphate drag in & extend the bath life of older chromate conversion baths. Particularly where the number of rinse tanks are limited & water flow rates are not removing...
Using a Closed Loop DI system? Reduce the load on it and dramatically improve time between regenerations with SurTec 650, up to 3 x the run time between regenerations. Along with its bare metal protection benefits it has the longest bath life of any chrome 6 free product on the Australian market, and does not require a bleed. Chrome 6 is an oxidising anion. The resins in these systems suffer from reduce lifespan in the presences of oxidisers making resin...
As yellow (gold) chromate is becoming harder and harder to use safely and dispose of waste, it is important to remember that chrome free is not the only choice. With Surtec’s range of safe, non toxic, ROHS approved chrome III choices it is not essential to go all the way from chrome VI to chrome free. Chrome III offers superior protection, wider coating parameters and serious ease of use benefits. Chrome III has become the chemistry of choice for aerospace...
Introducing ALUGOLD SCR, new to SurTec from the Italtechno range. ALUGOLD SCR is a Qualicoat approved non chrome with colour! As seen above. ALUGOLD SCR is a coloured chrome-free liquid process, based on a perfect balance of inorganic acid salts. In contact with aluminium it reacts to form a coloured passivation layer of metallic complexes particularly suitable for aluminium treatment before powder coating. The product is chrome-free. ALUGOLD SCR may be applied by spray, cascade or dipping. Australian Chemicals &...
OUR CORE VALUES
- A strong focus on customer service & support, both on-site and from our technical centre.
- Our actions are guided by individual customer needs and input.
- With local management, laboratory & technical service personnel, we are able to adapt to individual customer needs with ease.
- We are creative problem solvers.
- We value the health & safety of our staff, our clients and the planet by bringing the safest and most environmentally responsible chemistry choices to the forefront.
- We seize opportunities for advancement and are constantly looking towards the future.
- We continually set & review realistic standards & targets.
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