Sanford Process Corporation Company Introduction and Recent Anodizing Developments
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Sanford Process Corporation Company Introduction and Recent Anodizing Developments



Sanford Process is at the forefront of patented innovation in anodizing aluminum; with the first low voltage hard aluminum anodizing system and more recently with micro-crystalline anodizing, ...

Sanford Process is at the forefront of patented innovation in anodizing aluminum; with the first low voltage hard aluminum anodizing system and more recently with micro-crystalline anodizing, MICRALOX. Sanford Process licenses developed technologies and provides contract development work on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis. We deliver validated process and product design solutions with detailed instructions, and can also arrange complete part processing through our sister company, DCHN LLC.



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  • Company Introduction & Recent Developments
  • Why Sanford Process? • Proven track record helping clients succeed in their product realization • Successful engagements across numerous industries and end-products • Breadth and depth of front line experience with > 2000 customers • The world’s most respected experts in aluminum anodizing technologies
  • Project Types - Design or Functional Feature - Process of Record - Extensions - Modifications - Improvements - Fixes - Cost reduction - New Functionality - New Composites - New Processes OTHER PROJECTS NEW PRODUCTS PLATFORM PROJECTS
  • Mission Company Info Company Entity
  • Mission SPC extends the market applications for anodic coatings through development and licensing of new process innovations: Examples • Clear hard coat into Consumer Products • High chemical resistance anodic coatings into Medical • Hard surfaces on flexible substrates into Pharma Packaging • Sterilization resistant colors and printing into Medical We partner with industry leaders to delivery the anodic coatings required for their emerging product requirements.
  • Company Information Founded 1961 Subsidiary Katahdin Industries US Patents 7 (3 Pending) Anodizing Technology Patents Employees 6
  • Legal Structure
  • Development Services: Overview Exclusive / Non-Exclusive Project Overview
  • Development Services: Overview SPC creates innovative technologies to enhance the performance of, and extend the market applications for, anodic coatings: Across a wide array of end use markets:  Medical Instruments & Equipment  Semi-Conductor & Hi Tech Manufacturing  Consumer Products  Automotive  And More! SPC accomplishes this through expert services and technology licensing:  Structured analysis of unmet need(s)  Technology gap analysis  Utilization of advanced methodologies: DOE, Stage Gate, etc.  Proof of Concept, Engineering & Prototyping, Product Development & Design, Validated Process Standards, Turn Key Solutions  Staged Development & Reporting  Seminars & In-House Training  Implementation Services  Consulting Services
  • Development Services: Overview Cont’d SPC operates as a single source of multiple anodizing disciplines bringing together all the elements for successful anodic coating development: • Process Equipment  Rectifier, rack, cathode, and process tank design • Process Chemistry  Pre-treatment, electrolyte, post-treatment, etc. • Process Design  Chemistry, process steps, and process conditions • Other  Masking and marking
  • Development Services: Exclusive / Non-Exclusive New technology can be licensed on either an exclusive or non-exclusive basis: Exclusive: Sole rights to the use of the technology in a field for a period of time. Can be restricted to geography. Non-Exclusive Existing or new technology without ability to restrict use by others.
  • Development Services: Project Overview Stage 1 Needs Identification Stage 2 Technical Assessment & Solution Screening Stage 3 Process Optimization Stage 4 Process Verification & Validation Stage 5 Commercialization • Specifications of Success • Scope • Deliverables • Time • Costs • Review of failures / prior experience • Identification of Constraints • Project Plan • Brainstorming • Literature Study • Experimentation • Candidate Pathways • Preliminary Design of Experiments • Application Testing Development • Quality / Yield • Through put • Capital • Finalize Manufacturing specifications • Validate costing • Product performance optimization • Maximize process efficiency • IQ, OQ, PQ • Line Planning • Installation • Commissioning • Training • Start Up • Technical Support • Post launch review DEFINED PROJECT PROOF OF CONCEPT COMMERCIAL VIABILITY VALIDATE PROCESS PRODUCTION
  • Anodic Coating Solutions Design Solutions Functional Solutions
  • Design Solutions Permanent Marking in Metal: SANFORD PRINT™ Crystal Clear Hard Coat: SANFORD QUANTUM® Vibrant Colors Hard Coat: SANFORD QUANTUM® Beautiful Castings: SANFORD PLUS®
  • Functional Solutions Revolutionary Chemical & Corrosion Performance MICRALOX® Flexible Substrates Flexi-Coat Reclaim Lost Dimensions SALVAGE No Burn 2000 Series Hard Coat PLUS Unbeatable Salt Water Spray Resistance MICRALOX® Outstanding Color Fastness during Sterilization MICRALOX® Craze Free Hard Coat Medical Sterilization Performance MICRALOX®
  • Supplies & Equipment: Anodizing Process Equipment Coating & Finishing Chemicals Hard Coating Process Solutions
  • Anodizing Process Equipment • Low voltage hard coat anodizing rectification • High Current Density Coatings that pass Mil-A-8625 Type III specifications • 13 – 24 volts. Generates less heat, and eliminates burning • Maintains clear oxide coating without darkening • Less Electricity and lower power consumption • Sized from 100 to 6000 Amps • Digital, programmable controllers • Phase conversion technologies • Anodic process line consulting, project management, & turnkey solutions
  • Coating & Finishing Chemicals SANFRAN Fully organic electrolyte additive to protect aluminum from burning while reducing energy consumption. SANFORD PROCESS HARDLUBE Reduces the Co-efficient of friction, provides for easy release, and enhanced chemical resistance. ANTI-FOAMER SILICONE FREE Dramatically suppresses foam in the process tank without impacting coating properties CRYSTANT Accelerator for phase change conversion for the MICRALOX® process. MICROSEED Specially formulated chemical to seed and impregnate during the MICRALOX® process. SPC Electrolyte Custom electrolyte solutions
  • In-house Training & Support • Anodic Coatings 101 • Racking: Efficiency & Quality • Anodize Chemicals & Management • Wastewater Treatment • Specifications in Anodic Coatings • Fundamentals of Sealing, Colors, Post-Treatment • Line Chemistry Quality Management
  • Hard Coating Process Solutions SANFORD QUANTUM • Low Voltage Hard Coat • Produces Mil-A-8625 Type III coatings • Crystal Clear Hard Coat • Vibrant Colors Hard Coat • Sanford Print SANFORD PLUS • 2000 Alloys Hard Coat • Beautiful Castings SANFORD SALVAGE • Up to 6 Mil Hard Coat MICRALOX® • Revolutionary Chemical Resistance (10X) • Autoclave resistance • STERRAD Resistance SANFORD CLASSIC • Conventional High Voltage Hard Coat • Lower risk of catastrophic burning
  • Application Solutions Aerospace / Military • All major Mil Specs. • Detailed Hand Masking • Chromate / Non-Chromate Conversion Coatings Household • Dishwasher safe • Vibrant Colors Hard Coat • Crystal Clear Hard Coat Industrial • Exceptional Dielectrics • Sanford Salvage • Beautiful Castings • Crystal Clear Hard Coat Marine • MICRALOX® Medical • MICRALOX® • SANFORD Print • STERRAD resistant colors
  • Capabilities • Process Lines • Lab, Pilot, Small Production*, Large Production* • Two step coloring • Polishing (various) • Chemical Lab • Complete analytical lab capability • Application Lab • Multiple test capabilities, including: abrasion resistance, scratch resistance, voltage breakdown, hardness, cleaning performance, sterilization performance, and more. * Shared with DCHN
  • New Developments: Chemical Resistance Sterilization Resistance: Fading & Dye Migration Dielectric Properties
  • Chemical Resistance • Multiple end markets require chemical resistance up to pH 13.5 • Medical Clean ability w/ high pH detergents • Automotive Car Wash Tests • Consumer Products Dishwasher Testing • MICRALOX® provides an effective solution for many applications requiring chemical resistance.
  • Sterilization Resistance: Fading • Problem: Organic dyes are oxidized by STERRAD® Sterilization. • Solution: Sanford Process has created a protective coating technology to creates non-oxidizing colors and embedded inks.
  • Autoclave Performance: Dye Migration • Problem: Organic dyes contamination on surface after autoclave sterilization. • Solution: SteriCoat A and MICRALOX ® both eliminate the root cause of this failure. MICRALOX® also protects from chemical attack.
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