Australian Chemicals & Coatings

Alumibrite 21 Series

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 […]

Alugold SCR

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 […]

ALuminium Pretreatment Types and Performance Levels

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 […]

Closed Loop DI

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 […]

Alumifix BN

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 & […]

SurTec 609GV

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 […]

Introducing SurTec 643

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 […]