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Powder coating

Powder coating

Colourful protection

What is so special about the sandfish?

What is so special about the sandfish?

Water and dirt have no chance on the skin surface of the sandfish, so it slides easily through abrasive sand. Surfaces with our synergistic layers like TUFRAM® are just as water and dirt repellent with good anti-friction properties.


TUFRAM® is the collective term for a family of surface treatments that transforms an aluminium surface into aluminium oxide. During this process, aluminium crystals grow into a porous layer that remains hygroscopic for a short time and has optimal adhesive properties. The water molecules of the newly formed ceramic oxide layer are replaced by embedded polymers. The result is a steel-hard, self-lubricating plastic-ceramic surface in which the polymer particles are integrated.

  • Characteristics

    TUFRAM® layers protect aluminium components against wear, corrosion, adhesion and cold welding.

    During the various stages of the TUFRAM® process, there are many variables that can be controlled to improve various surface properties. Over the years, AHC Benelux has built up considerable expertise, so that today many different TUFRAM® coating variants can be produced. Each of these variants has unique properties that can meet or be tailored to the needs of each application.

    Depending on the layer variant, the following properties are in the foreground or combined together: chemical resistance, non-stick properties, anti-friction properties, wear protection and corrosion protection, dry lubrication or resistance to UV radiation.

  • Base Materials

    Almost all technically interesting aluminium alloys, whether wrought alloys, cast alloys or die-cast alloys, are suitable for surface treatment with TUFRAM®. It is important that the supplied aluminium components are in a coating-compliant condition. The cleaner the surface, the less effort is required in the pre-treatment of the components.

  • Field of Application

    Some TUFRAM® variants are compliant with the relevant food and consumer goods regulations (FDA, USDA, EC). As a result, they are suitable for applications where components are in direct or indirect contact with food, e.g. in the food industry or in the packaging sector.

    However, the areas of application of TUFRAM® coatings are not limited to these two sectors but can also be found, for example, in the automotive industry, in energy technology (oil and gas), in the semiconductor industry, in the aerospace industry, in the pharmaceutical industry or in the field of pneumatics.

  • Process Locations

    Aalberts Surface Treatment GmbH

    Hohenhorststraße 1
    21337 Lueneburg

    Tel.: +49 4131 882 10
    Fax: +49 4131 882 250

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    Aalberts Surface Treatment GmbH

    Albert-Einstein-Straße 16
    86899 Landsberg am Lech

    Tel.: +49 8191 91186 10
    Fax: +49 8191 91186 12

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    Aalberts Surface Treatment GmbH

    Zeppelinstraße 13
    63667 Nidda-Borsdorf

    Tel.: +49 6043 9613 0
    Fax: +49 6043 607 5

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    Aalberts Surface Treatment GmbH

    Dycker Feld 43
    42653 Solingen

    Tel.: +49 212 25834 0
    Fax: +49 212 25834 99

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    Aalberts Surface Treatment AG

    Industriezone Schächenwald
    6460 Altdorf

    Tel.: +41 41 875670 0
    Fax: +41 41 875670 1

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    Aalberts Surface Treatment GmbH

    Zum Industriepark 1
    19249 Jessenitz

    Tel.: +49 38855 7829 0
    Fax: +49 38855 7829 17

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    Aalberts Surface Treatment SAS

    Aire de la Thur
    68840 Pulversheim

    Tel.: +33 389 2832 80
    Fax: +33 389 2832 89

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    Aalberts Surface Treatment Beuningen B.V.

    Nikkelwerf 5
    6641 Beuningen

    Tel.: +31 24 677 7911
    Fax: +31 24 677 8901

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    Aalberts Surface Treatment Ltd.

    Kingsbury Link, Trinity Road
    B78 2EX Tamworth

    Tel.: +44 1827 871 400
    Fax: +44 1827 871 401

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    Aalberts Surface Treatment Kft.

    Buzavirag u. 16
    2800 Tatabánya

    Tel.: +36 34 5146 70
    Fax: +36 34 5146 80

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    Aalberts Surface Treatment AB

    Mobilvägen 1
    246 43 Loeddekoepinge

    Tel.: +46 46 706 500
    Fax: +46 46 706 900

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    Polymer coatings

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    Polymer coatings
  • ZZZTechnical anodising

    ZZZTechnical anodising

    Optimisation of aluminium surfaces - functional and decorative

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    ZZZTechnical anodising

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