COLOURING, ANTIQUE BRONZING, PATINATION & OXIDATION
FINISHES ON METAL SURFACES
We are currently supplying the following products to many manufacturers in the UK who carry out treatment on a wide range of fancy, ornamental or general metal ware including Buckles, Clasps, Medallions, Coinage (tokens), Statuettes and Fastenings in Brass, Copper, Mild Steel, Nickel, Pewter, Tin Lead and Silver or on electro plated deposits of these metals. A range of colours for the treatment of Brass & Copper which may be defined as antique bronzes can be supplied across a colour spectrum from light to dark bronze through to black with the following processes.
ARMATONE “B10” a cold process used to give a black colour on Lead based components. It is used mainly in the decorative glass industry.
ARMATONE “BB” designed to produce a range of brown bronze colours on Brass, Copper and Bronze metals.
ARMATONE “BBS” designed to produce a dark Grey to Black colour on mild steel surfaces at room temperature.
ARMATONE “BN” a cold process giving a black finish to fresh Nickel plated components.
ARMATONE “BS2” a cold chemical blacking processes which will produce a rich black colour on ferrous, copper and brass components.
ARMATONE “CB” a bright dipping acid for use on Copper & Brass. It removes graphite from stampings to give a high brilliant finish.
ARMATONE “CB 40” provides a deep black on Antimonial Tin or Tin Lead alloys and certain Pewter alloys. Similar but lighter effects can be obtained using the “CFN” process.
ARMATONE “CFB” a process which is used to produce a variable range of ‘Light Old Antique’ colours on Copper, Brass, Gilding Metal & Mild Steel components.
ARMATONE “CFB2” related to Armatone “CFB” but gives a more “Medium Oak Finish”, similar in effect to polished pig skin. It is ideal for door fittings on medium oak doors and furniture.
ARMATONE “CFN” used on Copper & Brass, on Gilding Metal and Silver. Again the colours range from light Brown to Black, but a slight etching effect gives a flatter thereby darker effect.
ARMATONE “CG” a ‘gelled’ version of the “CM” process which enables brushing application for larger components where total immersion is either uneconomic or impracticable.
ARMATONE “CM” produces a range of colour tones from light to dark Brown through to a Steel Bronze finish on Brass and Copper alloys.
ARMATONE “CNG/F” similar to the “CM” process but gives a slightly more reddish brown than the grey brown. It is particularly effective on copper or copper plated articles.
ARMATONE “DB” designed to produce a range of dark brown bronze colours on Brass, Copper and Bronze metals.
ARMATONE “FeDOX” a cold process for imparting a red oxide rust on ferrous architectural pieces such as cast-iron garden furniture or mild steel lamps.
ARMATONE “G2N” designed to reproduce the naturally occurring Green Verdigris that is found on Copper & Brass.
ARMATONE “S7” imparts an electroless Silver coating over Copper & Brass surfaces either as conducting film or a pleasing finish which can be ‘antiqued’ for fancy metal wares
The range of Oxide colours produced from the “ARMATONE” processes are not designed to impart corrosion protective properties, being usually waxed, oiled or lacquered. Where lacquer finishing is preferred, Armack Chemicals recommend the use of Cannings Ercolene lacquers. Recent testing has shown that these finishes when suitably lacquered can provide up to 48 hr salt spray resistance. Where waxing or oiling are used, any hard finish was will suffice. Beeswax and Canauba type waxes are usually best for inside or outside use giving good protection and excellent weathering resistance. Oiling can be carried out using any light mineral or organic oil. Light ‘dry to touch’ oils are also to be recommended.
The ”ARMATONE” processes are designed specifically for the ease of use of the operator and present the Metal finisher with an unmatchable range of colours to offer to his clients. All the processes described herein are supplied in 5 litres or 25 litres plastic containers and full technical information sheets are supplied. We distribute throughout the United Kingdom by recognised national carriers. We would be please to demonstrate our range of colours on either your or your customer’s sample pieces if you wish. If any of the aforementioned processes are of interest to you and you would like further information such as Data Sheets, Health and Safety Information, or would like our representative to call on you, please get in touch with our office on the contact numbers shown below.
Processes for Metal Surfaces
Steelbrite Bright Dip for Steel
BC Compounds Range of Vibro/Barrelling Compounds & Solutions
Armaclens Range of Acidic, Neutral and Alkaline Cleaners
Armaclens “D” Range of Detergent type solutions
ADAS Dry Acid Salts for Steel & Copper Alloys
Al.Etch “E” Range of Etchants for Aluminium
Aldox “2” Chromate Conversion for Aluminium
Aldox “3” Chromate Conversion for Magnesium Alloys
Armadox Range of Pickling Solutions for Copper and Steel
Armaflux Range of Soldering Fluxes for Copper
Armagard No1 Water Based Corrosion Preventive
Armakote “002” Block Copolymer Solution for Corrosion Preventive and Torque and Tension Lubricant
Armaphos Rust Converter and Primer for Steel
Armateric 77 Polyteric Flocculant for Settlement of Solution in Effluent
Cidox Range of Citric Based Pickles for Copper & Steel
PA Inhibitors Range of Pickle Aids for all acids
RA3 Rinse Aid for water stain prevention
ARMATONE ANTIQUE BRONZING/BLACKING SOLUTIONS.
These processes are for imparting colour conversions and patinations on Copper, Brass, Bronze, Tin/Pewter, Zinc and Steel surfaces, we offer the following:-
Armatone “B10” Cold Black on Lead
Armatone “BB” Cold Brown Bronze on Copper Alloys
Armatone “BBS” Cold Barrel Black on Steel & some Brasses
Armatone “BN” Cold Black on Nickel
Armatone “BS2” Cold Black on Brass, Copper, Bronze and Mild Steel
Armatone “CFB” Cold Light (Old English) Bronze on Copper Alloys
Armatone “CFB2” Cold Medium (Old English) Bronze on Copper Alloys
Armatone “CFN” Cold Dark Antique Bronze on Copper Alloys
Armatone “CG” Cold Medium Antique Brushing Gel on Copper Alloys
Armatone “CM” Cold Medium Antique Grey Bronze on Copper Alloys
Armatone “CNG/F” Cold Medium Antique Red Bronze on Copper and its Alloys
Armatone “DB” Cold Dark Bronze on Copper Alloys
Armatone “E” Etching Solution for Copper Alloys
Armatone “CB40” Cold Black on Pewter
Armatone “G2N” Cold Green Verdigris on Brass, Copper & Bronze
Armatone “S7” Cold Silvering Solution on Copper Alloys
FeDox For imparting red rust finish on Steel
ARMACK CHEMICALS LIMITED can offer a complete consultation service to architectural and metal processors generally on all aspects of patination. We are able to offer advice to enable clients to prepare and to set up their own operations in patination technology and to colour match their components in conjunction with their customer’s ultimate clients.
A complete service for metal finishers and engineers throughout the United Kingdom. We can advise in the following industries.
Fancy Lighting Trade Architect & Structural Trade
Fasteners & Fixings Trade Jewellery Trade
Heat Exchange & Radiator Trade Hot Brass Stampings & Forging Trade