Burnishing gels for metal alloys

Metal chemistry specialist Emil Otto has expanded its range of cold burnishing, marking and blackening gels which can be used on a wide range of metals and alloys as well as high-alloy stainless steels.

When the workpieces are processed, black mixed oxide layers are formed that protect the surface. These can also serve as corrosion protection in the case of iron, steel and stainless steel, the company said. The layers created by burnishing are reportedly resistant to bending and abrasion, which makes subsequent further processing of the metal possible.

"With the previous liquid burnishing agents, larger surfaces can be processed reliably and quickly,” said Markus Geßner, marketing and sales manager. “The new gels, on the other hand, allow for pinpoint processing of the workpiece to be treated.”