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ELOX is an aluminium oxide coating produced by the standard anodising process.
It protects aluminium component from the effects of weather and provides basic protection against mechanical stress.
Coat thickness and composition
ELOX is suitable for coat thicknesses ranging from 5 to 25 µm, depending on the aluminium alloy used. The recommended coat thickness is 10 µm. Two thirds of it ‘grows’ into the base material, resulting in an application of about 3 µm.
The tolerance range of an ELOX coat is ± 3 µm depending on the material used and the selected coat thickness.
The ELOX coat is basically transparent, but higher alloyed aluminium produces varying shades of grey.
ELOX can also be dyed black (according to VSA*210 / corresponds approximately to RAL9001).
* Colour designation of the association of Swiss anodising companies.
Our suitability table provides you with an overview of the aluminium alloys suitable for ELOX.
Standards and specifications
ELOX complies with ‘MIL-A-8625 Type II, Class 1 Specification’; ELOX-BLACK complies with ‘MIL-A-8625 Type II, Class 2 Specification’.