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Publications/Technical InformationThe Aluminum Anodizers Council generates and compiles articles and reports relevant to the aluminum anodizing industry, many of which are available for purchase by completing then mailing or faxing the AAC Publications Order Form below.
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The publications are organized into the following categories: Article Excerpts, Books and Pamphlets, Anodizing Fact Sheets, Technical Bulletins, Anodizing Conference Proceedings, and Free Publications. See descriptions and pricing information below.
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Books and Pamphlets
#BP1 The Technology of Anodizing Aluminum, Third Edition
by Arthur W. Brace
As written by the internationally renowned Arthur Brace in his preface, the third edition is "… an attempt to set out much of the detailed experience gained in more than 40 years involvement in aluminium finishing. This information is such that most of it is not to be found in published research papers and the trade literature but arises from personal experience of investigating problems under production conditions."
Member $295 Nonmember $350
#BP2 Anodized Aluminum Electrolytic 2 Step Color Standards—Architectural
AAC color standards for anodized aluminum to which anodizers will produce extrusions, sheet, or coil anodized aluminum for architectural applications such as windows, storefronts, curtain walls, roofing, fascia, coping, composite panels, doors, and signs. Color samples included in this pamphlet are champagne bronze (AAC-CB1), light bronze (AAC-LB2), medium bronze (AAC-MB3), dark bronze (AAC-DB4), deep bronze (AAC-DB5), and black (AAC-B6).
Member $15 Nonmember $30
#BP3 Environmental Guidebook for Aluminum Anodizers
Though specific regulations will change over time, the information in this handbook provides a general understanding of what the regulations mean and their implications for aluminum anodizers. Sections within the handbook include an executive summary of environmental concerns in anodizing, water regulations and compliance strategies, air regulations and compliance strategies, solid and hazardous waste regulations and compliance strategies, as well as other regulatory concerns.
Member $60 Nonmember $150
#BP4 Anodic Coating Defects Their Causes & Cure
by Arthur W. Brace
This is another informative book by Arthur W. Brace that should be in the office of all anodizers. “… All industrial processes give rise to defects which are the cause of rejection. … Anodizing has a feature that is not shared by other finishing process; namely, that the final result depends upon the quality of the underlying metal as well as the skill of the anodizer. This publication attempts to identify, not only the defects arising from the processes involved in producing an anodic finish, but also those that may have originated in the material.”
Member $150 Nonmember $180
Anodizing Fact Sheets
Each of the fact sheets is printed on both sides with clearly written, detailed facts and explanations, complete with photographed examples of market applications. Each fact sheet is sold in packages of 25.
#AFS1 Anodized Aluminum: The Naturally Green Alternative
Covers the environmental benefits of choosing anodizing, which is a water-based process that successfully combines science with nature to create one of the world's best finishes.
#AFS2 Anodizing and Its Uses
Provides facts and explanations about anodizing in general and its variety of uses
#AFS3 Automotive Applications for Anodized Aluminum
Illustrates the advantages and many uses of anodized aluminum in the automotive industry.
#AFS4 Filiform Corrosion Prevention
Outlines the benefits of anodizing as a pretreatment to painting aluminum, which is used in marine environments and helps to avoid filiform corrosion.
#AFS5 Hardcoat Anodizing
Details hardcoat anodizing, also known as hard anodizing or hard coating, as an electrochemical process that yields an especially hard anodic oxide integral to the aluminum part, offering a number of beneficial coating properties including resistance to corrosion, wear, and temperature.
Technical BulletinsTechnical Bulletin Compendium: all 20 bulletins complied in a binder
Members Free Downloads available on Member only section of AAC Website
Anodizing Conference Proceedings—Technical Papers & HandoutsEach set of proceedings contains the papers that were presented at the Annual Conference, including those from General Sessions, Focus Sessions, and guest speakers.
#ACP12 2012 21st Annual International Anodizing Conference