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5 Things You Need To Know About Anodising

David Potter 25/11/15

We have a new addition to our ‘Trade Platform Step Ladders’ range. The Zarges Z600 Step Ladder with Handrails is lightweight, easy to handle and anodised, which poses the question; what is anodised mean and what do I need to know about it? Continue reading and we’ll tell you.  

What is Anodising?

Anodising is a process and is the general name given to the methods of treating metals, usually aluminium. Anodising is an electrolytic process that produces thick oxide coatings. Most anodising is done on aluminium and but anodising can also be done on other materials including magnesium and titanium. 

What Does Anodising Do?

We have already mentioned that Anodising creates a thick oxide layer but what does that do to the material? When you add the oxide layer to the aluminium it gives the surface an improved resistance to wear and corrosion. The stiles on the Z600 stepladder are also abrasion-resistant which allows the material to resist wear from actions such as rubbing or scraping. As the ladder is anodised this means that the aluminium doesn’t oxide which means it is clean to touch, making it ideal for use in retail when handling stock and places of hygiene.

 

Anodising Summary

  1. Anodising is a process of treating metal
  2. Anodising gives a coat of oxide to the metal to add protection
  3. Anodised metals are given improved resistance to wear and corrosion
  4. Due to the anodising on the Zarges Z600 the styles are abrasion resistant
  5. The aluminium on the anodised stepladders will not oxide which means the ladders are clean to touch

 

Additional Information

If you require any additional information about anodising, or any materials, products or bespoke solutions please don’t hesitate to contact our expert team on 01204 590 232 or use our Contact Us Form Here

Zarges Z600 Anodised Step Ladders With Handrails

Zarges Z600 Anodised Step Ladders With Handrails