A high-performance Ti-Zr BASED conversion coating on 5556 aluminum alloy
The process of deposition of titanium, zirconium-containing coatings at aluminum alloy 5556 is developed. In the process of performing the work, the basic patterns of coating formation were identified. The solution composition and process parameters were optimized, and the physicochemical properties were investigated. It is shown that passivation of aluminum alloy 5556 in a titanium,zirconium-containing solution increases its corrosion resistance to pitting corrosion. These coatings can replace chromate coatings because of good ability to resist corrosion.