Birchwood Technologies

7900 Fuller Rd.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2138 US

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Birchwood Technologies’s water-based inhibitors and sealants

November 2018 Product Spotlight: Cleaning and Deburring
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on equipment used to finish parts by removing burrs, oils and other contaminants.

Birchwood Technology BK-1 mini Presto Black

Blackening System Provides 800 Hours of Humidity Protection
The BK-1 room temperature blackening system from Birchwood Technologies is designed for small production operations which need robust corrosion resistance.

Birchwood Tru Temp

Magnetite Finishing Solution for Oil and Gas Applications
Birchwood Technologies’ Tru Temp low-temperature black oxide process protects against corrosion and provides break-in lubricity while resisting galling.

Presto Black room-temperature black oxide metal finishing

Black Oxide Finishing Process Operates at Room Temperature
The Presto Black room-temperature black oxide metal finishing process from Birchwood Technology is designed for small- to medium-size production operations which require corrosion resistance and galling protection on critical surfaces for machine components.

Birchwood Technologies Microlok AO process

Aluminum Oxide Conversion Coating Alternative to Cold Blackeners
Birchwood Tecnologies’ Microlok AO process forms a non-toxic aluminum oxide conversion coating that is 1.5 microns (0.000060") thick and designed to be tightly adherent to the metal surface.

Birchwood Technologies’ Presto Black BST4 brush-on liquid

Brush-on Blackener Touches up Black Oxided Parts
 Birchwood Technologies’ Presto Black BST4 brush-on liquid blackens within 30 sec. of being applied to a clean ferrous surface.

Birchwood Casey brocure

Brochure Features Black Oxide Process
Birchwood Casey offers the Tru Temp low-temperature black oxide process.

Birchwood Casey offers seven rust preventative products that are VOC compliant

Low-VOC Rust Preventive Options Available
Birchwood Casey offers seven different rust preventative products that are compliant with current volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations.

 Birchwood Casey metal surface cleaners and conditioners

Metal Cleaners Remove Surface Soils to Improve Black Oxide Finish
Metal surface cleaners and conditioners from Birchwood Casey are designed to improve black oxide coating and other metal finishing processes by removing surface soils.

Birchwood Casey BK-LC Mini Lumiclad

In-House Blackening Process Designed for Aluminum Parts
The BK-LC Mini Lumiclad line from Birchwood Casey is designed to enable in-house blackening of small lots of aluminum parts.

Durable Clear Coating for Tools, Similar Components
Birchwood Casey’s Clearlok Max Topcoat is a water-based blend of acrylic polymers that forms a scuff-resistant, clear-coat finish on virtually all metal surfaces.

Black Oxide Process Saves Time
Birchwood Casey’s Tru Temp blackening process can be completed in 6 to 10 minutes, compared to 20 to 40 minutes for common hot oxide.

In-House Black Oxide Process
The BC-40E Tru Temp black oxide system from Birchwood Casey is pre-engineered for quick setup and safe operation during in-house processes.

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Going Lean Has Positive Benefits For Metal Finishing
The rationale behind lean manufacturing applies very directly to metal coating and finishing processes. The cost savings are often greater than one might expect.

Blacken Aluminum In-House
Birchwood Casey’s Lumiclad black oxide process is a safe, in-house method for forming a durable black finish on virtually all aluminum alloys, the company says. Unlike black anodizing, which uses electrolytic chemicals to form the coating, the black oxide process uses a dip-tank procedure. According to the company, the non-dimensional (1.

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Shop Saves Time, Money By Moving Part Finishing In-House
Through an internal study, this manufacturer found that outsourcing black oxide finishing for its motion control components led to high costs and increased setup times. With the automated CNC Tru Temp finishing system from Birchwood Casey, the shop moved finishing in-house, regained control over its costs and reduced setup and turnaround time.

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Two Environmental Directives To Note
Not long ago, directives issued by governmental bodies outside the United States were often safely ignored by manufacturers in this country. Today, U.S. companies have to pay attention to laws and regulations coming from other countries because non-compliance may keep products made here out of key emerging markets.

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Part Finishing And The New RoHS And ELV Directives
New environmental directives that have come out of Europe and Asia limit the toxic chemical content in manufactured products in order to protect users and to facilitate the recycling of these components. Restriction of Hazardous Substances legislation limits hazardous metals contained in electrical and electronic components. The ELV (End-of-Life Vehicle) Directive limits polluting metals that can be contained in vehicles in order to minimize hazards caused by recycling their components. In order to comply, manufacturers will have to consider finishing processes such as a low-temperature black-oxiding process that does not use banned substances or leave them in the finished product.

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In-House Blackening System Creates Faster Finishing Of Large Manifold And...
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Company Upgrades Blackening System To Improve Coupling Finish Quality
Product recognition in the marketplace is important to most companies. For Lovejoy Inc.

Part Finishing Solves Customer Delivery Demands
Getting and keeping a competitive edge with automotive customers these days requires ingenuity, hard work and a willingness to change with the times. For DCT's Stature Machining of Warren, Michigan, being more competitive meant doing its own part finishing in-house on two shifts to support its machining and

Product Categories of Birchwood Technologies

Cleaning & Degreasing Equipment, Aqueous
Cleaning Chemicals, Aqueous
Coating Equipment
Finishing Services
Paint/Sealants/Adhesives
Water Filtration & Treatment Equipment

Trade Names

ALUMA BLACK® A14 BRUSH-ON
ALUMA BLACK® A15 IMMERSION
ANTIQUE BLACK M21 Immersion
ANTIQUE BLACK® GEL
ANTIQUE BLACK® M20 Immersion
ANTIQUE BLACK® M24 BRUSH-ON
ANTIQUE BROWN® GEL
ANTIQUE BROWN™ M38 Brush-on
ANTIQUE BROWN™ M38 IMMERSION
BC100 Tank Line System
BC-40 Tank Line
BC-40E Tank Line
BK-1 Mini Presto Black Line
BK-TT Mini Tru Temp Line
CLEARLOK MAX Polymer Sealant
CLEARLOK® Clear Urethane Sealant
DRI TOUCH AMBER Low-VOC
DRI TOUCH rust preventive
DRI TOUCH® AMBER IRP2
DRI TOUCH® DS Dewatering Sealant
DRI TOUCH® IRP1
DRI TOUCH® Low-VOC
DRI TOUCH® PLUS IRP3
LUMICLAD black oxide for aluminum
MICROLOK AO Coating system: steel
MICROLOK MZN
NEAR-ZERO Water Treat System
OXYPRIME Surface Prep
OXYPRIME® POWDER – Primer/Prep
OXYPRIME® XP – Primer/Prep
OXYPRIME® XPL – Primer/Prep/Descale
PATINA GREEN™ Verde
PEWTER BLACK™ PB1 IMMERSION
PEWTER BLACK™ PB2 IMMERSION
PRESTO BLACK GEL
PRESTO BLACK room-temp black oxide
Presto Black® SSB Black Oxide
PRESTO KLEEN soak cleaner
PRESTO PREP® P2 Surface Conditioner
SAFE SCRUB soak cleaner
SATIN SHIELD® SS10 Clear Acrylic
SHEATH Rust Preventive Oil
SHEATH® Low-VOC Rust Preventive Oil
SHEATH® RB1 Rust Preventive Oil
SHEATH® WS12 Soluble Oil
TRU TEMP mid-temp black oxide
TRU TEMP® CNC Black Oxide Finishing