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Building and hardware

Protecting commercial and residential buildings against tarnishing, corrosion, and UV rays, all while enhancing their beauty.

Distinctive. Versatile. Functional.

MacDermid Enthone surface finishing solutions enable new designs, improve reliability, and functionality, and enhance building aesthetics. Engineered for beauty, cost-effectiveness, and durability in a broad range of environments, our coatings create value throughout the supply chain by decreasing metal consumption, increasing efficiency, and reducing process steps.

Building with large windows


Construction applications ranging from window and door fasteners to large roof superstructures, handrails, heating and air-conditioning systems, and decorative trims all benefit from the durability and visual aesthetic of MacDermid Enthone surface finishing solutions. 

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Agricultural machinery

Coatings for agricultural machinery preserve the strength and integrity of metal surfaces that regularly face demanding conditions while farming and harvesting. Our solutions deliver outstanding reliability and superior protection while meeting stringent erosion and corrosion protection requirements.

Yellow tractor in a mining field


Coatings for mining applications preserve the strength and integrity of metal surfaces that are regularly put to demanding tests while extracting minerals, metals, and other natural resources. Our solutions deliver outstanding reliability and superior protection, reducing downtime and optimizing productivity. 

Technology overview


Removing oil, grease, and general soils from metals such as aluminum, brass, magnesium and steel is a critical step in any surface treatment process. The MacDermid range of Clepo, ISOPREP, and METEX cleaners are proven to provide a chemically clean surface in demanding conversion coating, electroplating, and pre-paint applications.

The range includes:

  • Non-etch cleaners for light metals
  • Etches for aluminum
  • Soak degreasers for ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Electrolytic cleaners for ferrous and non-ferrous metals
Zinc electroplating

Electroplated zinc gives exceptional sacrificial corrosion resistance. This means the zinc corrodes preferentially to the steel, therefore extending component life. 

Our zinc plating systems provide bright ‘blue chromium type' iridescent and black finishes which add aesthetic value to the components treated. Additionally, our dry film lubricants reduce the friction coefficient, making assembly easier and more consistent.

Mechanical zinc

High tensile fasteners and nails need a sacrificial coating that provides long-term protection against rust, without causing embrittlement to the substrate. Mechanically applied zinc finishes meet these requirements and are the leading process for non-embrittling zinc deposits globally.

Wear resistant coatings

MacDermid Enthone coatings for heavy equipment provide exceptional corrosion and wear resistance for machinery that must withstand routine exposure to severe atmospheric and climate conditions. Our coatings create value throughout the entire supply chain by decreasing metal and chemical consumption and reducing process steps.

Our electroless nickel and hard chrome processes are ideally suited for agriculture, construction, and mining equipment. Each process optimizes efficiency and enhances durability while boosting productivity through lower maintenance costs and minimized downtime.

Specially engineered for the hydraulic and fluid power market, the ANKOR Hydraulics hard chrome process delivers exceptional corrosion resistance, while offering a more sustainable alternative versus other high-efficiency, etch-free hard chrome processes.

ANKOR Hydraulics is proven to increase productivity by up to 25%, due to its exceptional metal distribution. More thickness is achieved on the weakest spot of the hydraulic bar in less time while reducing electricity and chemistry consumption. In addition to steel, ANKOR Hydraulics offers rapid deposition of hard chromium on stainless steel, induction-hardened steel, chrome-on-chrome, and nickel underlayers.

Aluminum anodized and conversion coatings

Year-round, and in any climate, our coatings protect architectural aluminum and provide excellent adhesion for organic coatings. 

We offer hexavalent chromium-free passivation systems that conform to environmental directives including RoHS and ELV. These directives require hexavalent chromium replacement coatings. Our Qualicoat-approved coatings can be applied as the final finish or as a primer to improve paint adhesion on components such as window frames.

Additionally, our anodizing product range consists of products that clean, etch, polish, and deoxidize the aluminum prior to anodizing. Additives for the anodizing bath deliver improved uniformity, greater temperature tolerance, and control spray. The additives are complementary to our coloring dyes and include mid-temperature, low-temperature, and nickel-free systems.

Hot dip galvanizing

Our hot dip galvanizing products meet the requirements for effective cleaning, acid pickling, and the protection of freshly galvanized surfaces against white corrosion. Alkaline and acid cleaners effectively prepare the surface prior to the use of inhibited acid pickles which provide a constant pickling rate and long bath life.

Our water-based, chromium-free post-treatment system is proven to prevent white corrosion while conserving the uniform brightness of the original galvanized surface, improving visual quality.

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