Titanium Cleaning & Etching

Titanium is frequently used as a structural element of aviation and satellite components for its strength, low weight, and thermal expansion characteristics.


Due to work performed on the surface of the titanium during manufacture, the surface is left in such a state that it will not accept bonding primers and will not bond well. The work performed on the surface of titanium during manufacture causes it not to adhere correctly and causes difficulty with bonding primers. Valence Surface Technologies has significant experience cleaning and etching titanium for bonding and bond primer preparation for many major satellite and airplane manufacturing companies worldwide.


We have extensive experience using manufactured chemical products for metal cleaning, as well as metal etching processing using acid-based formulas to treat titanium.


Valence etches to customer specifications and regularly uses an alkaline peroxide etching process that leaves the surface texture well suited to adhesive bonding or the application of bonding primers. Titanium etching with this process leaves a properly prepared part without any hydrogen embrittlement problems occasionally seen in the acidic process.


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