Chemical Surface Treatment Plants

The design, manufacturing, supply and installation of automated Chemical Surface Treatment lines to the most demanding industries

Galvatek has a long history in supplying chemical process plants used in the manufacture of aero engine parts and components, as well as in other industrial applications.

Case Boeing: Anodizing and etching lines with NDT and effluent treatment

Effluent treatment plant for a chemical surface treatment line

Case Ouneva: Chemical surface treatment for aluminium connectors

Pre-treatment, post-treatment, final coating and removal process variations

The use of chemical surface treatment can be categorised as follows:

  • Pre-treatment prepares the parts for the actual plating process, such as degreasing or pickling
  • Post-treatment finalises the plating process, such as passivation or colouring
  • Changing the metal surface by chemical reaction and acting as the final coating, such as black oxidising (blackening), phosphating, chromating or passivation
  • Paint or surface removal, such as etching, chemical milling or stripping