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Cerakote vs. Anodizing

Cerakote vs. Anodizing

Who will finish strong? When it comes to corrosion protection, there is one clear winner.

Color & Application Options

Cerakote

Cerakote offers over 200 unique and popular colors, and can be applied to all ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics, composites and many other substrates making it a universal coating as an anodizing alternative.

Anodizing

Due to the chemicals used in the process, anodizing offers a very limited color selection and can only be used on aluminum and titanium surfaces.

Color & Application Options

Color Consistency

Cerakote

All Cerakote colors are held to a color consistency standard of a Delta E of 1 or less. Typically, the human eye can only see color variance differences greater than a Delta E of 2 or more, making Cerakote the perfect anodizing substitution for high volume finishes.

Anodizing

Color consistency is known to vary widely from part to part and batch to batch due to chemical variations and subtle differences in the substrate that cannot be controlled.

Color Consistency

Impact on Aluminum Alloys

Cerakote

Cerakote does NOT detrimentally affect the fatigue properties of aluminum alloys.

Anodizing

The anodizing process creates a brittle and porous oxide layer and tensile residual stress, which detrimentally affects the fatigue properties of aluminum alloys. This fatigue has been widely reported and documented.

Impact on Aluminum Alloys

Environmental Impact

Cerakote

Cerakote does not contain any heavy metals and is VOC exempt in all 50 states. Cerakote is a REACH, ROHS, and prop 65 compliant coating.

Anodizing

The chromic acid anodizing process releases hexavalent chromium, a powerful carcinogen, into the environment. As a result, the use of hexavalent chromium is becoming increasingly restricted by regulations.

Environmental Impact


Companies choose Cerakote for its durability, consistency, color selection, and improved turnaround time. Cerakote can be applied anywhere in the world making it a safe and accessible coating for any application.

For more information you can call us at 866-774-7628 or email us at industrial@cerakote.com

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