Black Oxide Product Coating for Hamilton, OH
The black oxide process is a chemical conversion coating. This means that the black oxide is not deposited on the surface of the substrate like nickel or zinc electroplating. Instead, the black oxide coating Is produced by a chemical reaction between the iron on the surface of the ferrous metal and the oxidizing salts present in the black oxide solution.
These oxidizing salts include penetrates, catalysts, activators and proprietary additives which all take part in the chemical reaction.
The result of this chemical reaction is the formation of black iron oxide, magnetite (Fe3O4), on the surface of the metal being coated. Black oxide has a range of unique properties and benefits that can be applied to a variety of industries.
Benefits of Black Oxide Coating
The result of a black oxide product coating is minimal light reflection from the product, which would normally exist in the natural sheen of most metals. This can be beneficial to many metal products, especially in high-heat environments.
Furthermore, a black oxide coating on metal products has a protective property. The layer of coating is near microscopic, providing protection against scratches.
Because we apply a coating of oil after application, the coating acts as a barrier against water, making the product water-resistant. Due to this water-resistant property, the coating prevents corrosion from occurring.
If you’d like to learn more or would like us to get started on coating one or more of your products or parts, contact us today. We offer great pricing and consistent on-time delivery for residents all over the Hamilton, OH, area.