The aluminum surface is protected by an oxidation film that has good anti-corrosion properties, but this film is very thin, equal to
the original status quo will not be able to withstand the impact of the environment of use. Therefore, it is necessary to create a surface protective film that meets the intended use. Anode oxidation treatment (Aluminum Anode) is a surface treatment method with the aim of creating anti-corrosion properties, abrasion resistance, color layering, and aesthetic enhancement for aluminum.
Electroplating is a method of attaching metal to the cathode, producing a precipitate of metal ions in an electrolyte solution, but anode treatment is a method of attaching metal (aluminum) to the anode. In the electrolytic environment, aluminum will react with oxygen, causing a film of aluminum oxidation (Alumin) to form on the metal surface.
From a different perspective, Anode treatment is a treatment method to intentionally create a solid aluminum oxidation film on natural aluminum surfaces; forming a composite material consisting of oxidized aluminum – a form of ceramics combined with metallic aluminum.
Due to the hard aluminum film layer, formed by many small holes, take advantage of these small holes to process to create color, slippery properties, and water resistance for the product. (Small holes can be covered with the Fuko process.)