Birchwood Laboratories, Inc.

Processing System delivers 2 unique finishes.
Material Processing

Processing System delivers 2 unique finishes.

Operating with Near-Zero™ water consumption, Dual Process Line produces black oxide finish using TRU TEMP® low temperature process, and fine-grained zinc phosphate coating using MICROLOK® MZN process. System consists of 10 tanks with 100-gallon capacity, Near-Zero™ water recycler, and Ion Exchange water purifier. Using common tanks, both blackening and zinc phosphate processes can...

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Black Oxide System utilizes water recycling system.
Machinery & Machining Tools

Black Oxide System utilizes water recycling system.

Installed on TRU TEMP® black oxide system,Â- Near-Zero™ Water Recycler allows for re-using rinse water in process line, cutting water consumption by 99%. After about 1 month, filter media is changed, and all 3 rinse tanks are purged and re-filled with fresh water. TRU TEMP bath operates at 200°F, forming non-dimensional, Mil Spec/RoHS compliant, black magnetite finish on all...

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Two Finishing Options Now Available for Oil and Gas Drilling Components - MicroLok And TRU TEMP Provide Efficient Corrosion Protection
Adhesives & Sealants

Two Finishing Options Now Available for Oil and Gas Drilling Components - MicroLok And TRU TEMP Provide Efficient Corrosion Protection

Eden Prairie, Minnesota – Birchwood Technologies now provides two finishing options for oil and gas drilling components - MICROLOK® AO and TRU TEMP®. Both finishes provide robust corrosion protection using a safe, low temperature, environmentally friendly process. With U.S. oil and gas production at its highest level in 20 years, the need for finishing components used in the...

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Black Oxide Finishing Systems support lean manufacturing.
Machinery & Machining Tools

Black Oxide Finishing Systems support lean manufacturing.

Featuring 40 and 100 gal tank capacity, respectively, BC40Â- and BC100 TRU TEMP™ Pre-Engineered Systems utilize 7 tanks, are constructed of 10 gauge welded steel or welded polypropylene, and are supplied with all heaters and plumbing connections. Processing lines form .000020 in. thick black magnetite finish in 10–12 minutes. Offering substitute for dangerous...

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Polyurethane Sealant adds glossy, protective finish to metal.
Adhesives & Sealants

Polyurethane Sealant adds glossy, protective finish to metal.

CLEARLOK® is water-based polyurethane sealant that adds protective topcoat on most metal surfaces, including iron, steel, and aluminum. Non-polluting with no harmful VOC content, polymer sealant produces coating 0.0001–.00003 in. thick. It is rated for corrosion resistance of 12–24 hr of neutral salt spray or over 100 hr of humidity exposure. Available in 5 or 55 gal drums, product can...

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Seven Low VOC Rust Preventative Options Available from Birchwood Casey - See at www.birchwoodcasey.com/rust
Adhesives & Sealants

Seven Low VOC Rust Preventative Options Available from Birchwood Casey - See at www.birchwoodcasey.com/rust

Eden Prairie, Minnesota: Birchwood Casey now offers seven different rust preventative products that are compliant with current VOC (volatile organic compound) regulations, recently enacted in several states. Referencing an online, easy-to-read chart, manufacturers can quickly choose from seven VOC compliant corrosion inhibitors and sealants to prevent rust and corrosion on all metal surfaces. The...

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Black Oxide Process Line is offered with water recycling system.
Machinery & Machining Tools

Black Oxide Process Line is offered with water recycling system.

Near-Zero(TM) Water Recycling System is designed for TRU TEMP process lines up to 150 gal in tank size and is pre-engineered for fast setup. System allows the user to recycle and re-use water in rinse tanks for one month, after which filter media needs to be changed and rinse tanks changed and re-filled with clean water. Whether installed on new process line or added as retrofit, system is useful...

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Black Oxide System offers bulk blackening of aluminum hardware.
Material Processing

Black Oxide System offers bulk blackening of aluminum hardware.

Forming protective, non-dimensional black oxide finish on all aluminum surfaces, LUMICLAD® is tightly adherent to metal substrate and is suitable for flat buttons, t-nuts, fluid connections, eye bolts, hex nuts, and handles. System utilizes conventional immersion tank process line and contains no EPA-regulated chemicals. Achieving uniform coating thickness of .00060 in., LUMICLAD will not...

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Black Oxide Finish for Aluminum Parts has 30 min process time.
Material Processing

Black Oxide Finish for Aluminum Parts has 30 min process time.

Accommodating manufacturers that require same-day black finishing of small lots, mini BK-LC products enable safe, in-house blackening of parts and achieve durable satin black finish. LUMICLAD® process, which utilizes one heated dip-tank and does not require electrolytic current, forms black oxide coating on aluminum. Process works on all cast and wrought aluminum alloys, forming smooth, black,...

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Corrosion Resistant Finish has no EPA-regulated chemicals.
Paints & Coatings

Corrosion Resistant Finish has no EPA-regulated chemicals.

Used to replace cold blackening on iron and steel components, MICROLOK® AO coating is 1.5 microns thick, silver/black in color, and adheres tightly to metal surface. Application for this non-toxic aluminum oxide conversion coating requires 5 steps and 18 min. In addition to corrosion protection, benefits include anti-galling protection, temperature stability to 1400°F, safe 120 to...

Read More »
Processing System delivers 2 unique finishes.
Material Processing

Processing System delivers 2 unique finishes.

Operating with Near-Zero™ water consumption, Dual Process Line produces black oxide finish using TRU TEMP® low temperature process, and fine-grained zinc phosphate coating using MICROLOK® MZN process. System consists of 10 tanks with 100-gallon capacity, Near-Zero™ water recycler, and Ion Exchange water purifier. Using common tanks, both blackening and zinc phosphate processes can...

Read More »
Black Oxide System utilizes water recycling system.
Machinery & Machining Tools

Black Oxide System utilizes water recycling system.

Installed on TRU TEMP® black oxide system,Â- Near-Zero™ Water Recycler allows for re-using rinse water in process line, cutting water consumption by 99%. After about 1 month, filter media is changed, and all 3 rinse tanks are purged and re-filled with fresh water. TRU TEMP bath operates at 200°F, forming non-dimensional, Mil Spec/RoHS compliant, black magnetite finish on all...

Read More »
Two Finishing Options Now Available for Oil and Gas Drilling Components - MicroLok And TRU TEMP Provide Efficient Corrosion Protection
Adhesives & Sealants

Two Finishing Options Now Available for Oil and Gas Drilling Components - MicroLok And TRU TEMP Provide Efficient Corrosion Protection

Eden Prairie, Minnesota – Birchwood Technologies now provides two finishing options for oil and gas drilling components - MICROLOK® AO and TRU TEMP®. Both finishes provide robust corrosion protection using a safe, low temperature, environmentally friendly process. With U.S. oil and gas production at its highest level in 20 years, the need for finishing components used in the...

Read More »
Black Oxide Finishing Systems support lean manufacturing.
Machinery & Machining Tools

Black Oxide Finishing Systems support lean manufacturing.

Featuring 40 and 100 gal tank capacity, respectively, BC40Â- and BC100 TRU TEMP™ Pre-Engineered Systems utilize 7 tanks, are constructed of 10 gauge welded steel or welded polypropylene, and are supplied with all heaters and plumbing connections. Processing lines form .000020 in. thick black magnetite finish in 10–12 minutes. Offering substitute for dangerous...

Read More »
Polyurethane Sealant adds glossy, protective finish to metal.
Adhesives & Sealants

Polyurethane Sealant adds glossy, protective finish to metal.

CLEARLOK® is water-based polyurethane sealant that adds protective topcoat on most metal surfaces, including iron, steel, and aluminum. Non-polluting with no harmful VOC content, polymer sealant produces coating 0.0001–.00003 in. thick. It is rated for corrosion resistance of 12–24 hr of neutral salt spray or over 100 hr of humidity exposure. Available in 5 or 55 gal drums, product can...

Read More »
Seven Low VOC Rust Preventative Options Available from Birchwood Casey - See at www.birchwoodcasey.com/rust
Adhesives & Sealants

Seven Low VOC Rust Preventative Options Available from Birchwood Casey - See at www.birchwoodcasey.com/rust

Eden Prairie, Minnesota: Birchwood Casey now offers seven different rust preventative products that are compliant with current VOC (volatile organic compound) regulations, recently enacted in several states. Referencing an online, easy-to-read chart, manufacturers can quickly choose from seven VOC compliant corrosion inhibitors and sealants to prevent rust and corrosion on all metal surfaces. The...

Read More »
Black Oxide Process Line is offered with water recycling system.
Machinery & Machining Tools

Black Oxide Process Line is offered with water recycling system.

Near-Zero(TM) Water Recycling System is designed for TRU TEMP process lines up to 150 gal in tank size and is pre-engineered for fast setup. System allows the user to recycle and re-use water in rinse tanks for one month, after which filter media needs to be changed and rinse tanks changed and re-filled with clean water. Whether installed on new process line or added as retrofit, system is useful...

Read More »
Black Oxide System offers bulk blackening of aluminum hardware.
Material Processing

Black Oxide System offers bulk blackening of aluminum hardware.

Forming protective, non-dimensional black oxide finish on all aluminum surfaces, LUMICLAD® is tightly adherent to metal substrate and is suitable for flat buttons, t-nuts, fluid connections, eye bolts, hex nuts, and handles. System utilizes conventional immersion tank process line and contains no EPA-regulated chemicals. Achieving uniform coating thickness of .00060 in., LUMICLAD will not...

Read More »
Black Oxide Finish for Aluminum Parts has 30 min process time.
Material Processing

Black Oxide Finish for Aluminum Parts has 30 min process time.

Accommodating manufacturers that require same-day black finishing of small lots, mini BK-LC products enable safe, in-house blackening of parts and achieve durable satin black finish. LUMICLAD® process, which utilizes one heated dip-tank and does not require electrolytic current, forms black oxide coating on aluminum. Process works on all cast and wrought aluminum alloys, forming smooth, black,...

Read More »
Corrosion Resistant Finish has no EPA-regulated chemicals.
Paints & Coatings

Corrosion Resistant Finish has no EPA-regulated chemicals.

Used to replace cold blackening on iron and steel components, MICROLOK® AO coating is 1.5 microns thick, silver/black in color, and adheres tightly to metal surface. Application for this non-toxic aluminum oxide conversion coating requires 5 steps and 18 min. In addition to corrosion protection, benefits include anti-galling protection, temperature stability to 1400°F, safe 120 to...

Read More »

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