Surface treatment

Treatment and activation solutions for metal surfaces. Specialist range designed to etch, deoxidize, descale and condition. Includes a complete REACH compliant aluminium surface treatment range of Cr(VI) and borate free products.

Cleaning prior to treatment

The surface treatment industry is undergoing major transformations as a result of changes to REACh and HS&E regulations.  Aluminium Surface Treatment is particularly impacted as treatment lines will require modifications at each stage of the process; degreasing, deoxidizing and anodizing.

New REACh compliant solutions must not only be borate and Cr(VI) free, they must also pass performance and compatibility tests.

It’s a big challenge for the industry to test, approve and implement new solutions, manage the transition, keep continuous supply and adapt lines where/if necessary.

Are you a tier supplier to the aerospace industry facing these challenges? Socomore has the OEM approved, REACh compliant solutions.

  • SOCOCLEAN A3432: borate and silicate free degreaser; won’t interfere with subsequent NDT processes.
  • SOCOSURF A1858 / A1806: chromate and fluoride free acid based deoxidizer/ desmutter; stable bath performance.
  • SOCOSURF TCS / SOCOSURF PACS: Cr(III) based solution for chemical conversion & sealing after anodizing; a robust solution to meet customer requirements including SST performance on 2000 and 7000 series aluminium  alloys.

Cleaning prior to treatment selection

SOCOCLEAN IR

INK REMOVER ADDITIVE FOR AQUEOUS DEGREASER BATHS

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SOCOCLEAN DB

DEGREASING BOOSTER ADDITIVE FOR AQUEOUS DEGREASER

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SOCOCLEAN A2711

ACID CLEANING AGENT FOR AIRCRAFT EXTERIOR

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Deoxidizing

Deoxidizing selection

HDL 73W

NEUTRAL DEOXIDIZER

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SOCOSURF A1855

GEL-TYPE ACIDIC DEOXIDIZER

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COMOROX EPS

CLEANER, DEGREASER, SCALE REMOVING COMPOUND

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Finishing treatment

Finishing treatment selection