Lorin Industries Inc., a global leader in coil anodized aluminium production and innovation, has announced that it will introduce a new batch anodizing line in early 2024. This new capability, when combined with Lorin's extensive experience in coil processing, will enable the company to cater to the needs of its existing coil-to-coil customers with batch-anodized parts.
The new line will also allow new customers with batch anodizing requirements to access Lorin's premium coil anodizing process. The products produced through Lorin's batch anodizing process will exhibit the same high-quality finishes that the company is globally recognized for in its coil anodized products.
Anodizing enables aluminium products and parts to withstand the elements and provides long-term wear protection, resulting in superior quality with durable and corrosion-resistant finishes, which are also aesthetically pleasing. Lorin's anodizing process offers a variety of colours and finishes, making it an ideal choice for anything from medical instruments to electric guitars.
Batch anodizing, also known as 'piece-part' anodizing, is one of the two types of anodizing processes, the other being continuous coil anodizing. Both processes are electrochemical and result in a durable anodic layer that becomes a part of the substrate on a molecular level. The primary difference between the two is that batch anodizing involves racking parts or sheets that are dipped into a series of tanks or baths.
The advantages of batch anodizing include the ability to process small parts and smaller runs, produce thicker films, and offer a plethora of colours. Products that would benefit from batch anodizing include medical device components, firearm components, aerospace components, hunting and sporting goods equipment, architectural trim, and automotive parts.
Lorin's premier batch anodizing quality stems from the sophistication of its coil anodizing process, which incorporates the latest technological advancements and top-quality materials. Lorin's batch anodizing process uses tank sizes that allow for maximum flexibility in the process and the efficient processing of both large and small order sizes. Lorin will offer a range of standard and custom colours with Type II, modified hard coat, Type III (traditional hard coat), and Lorin's proprietary ColorIn® process included in their Batch line product offering.
Establishments that require large or small runs of products with thick films and anodized edges will find an ideal solution in Lorin's sophisticated batch anodizing process and will benefit from Lorin's technical expertise, customer focus, and dedicated team. Regardless of the industry, whether it be automotive, aerospace, military, toys, medical devices, or consumer goods, Lorin's batch anodizing process is tailored to specific product requirements and desired performance characteristics.