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Antiquing

Antiquing of brass, bronze, copper, nickel, silver, pewter and aluminum are easier than ever to operate with Birchwood Technologies antiquing and blackening solutions. Formulated for the professional metal finisher, high quality is not compromised, yet the products are so easy and safe to use that any finisher can achieve professional results. Whether you are an experienced plater/finisher or an engraver, sculptor or artisan, Birchwood Technologies is your best source for antique finishing products.

Mild solutions with no hazardous fumes make Birchwood Technologies antique solutions easy and safe to work with. Operators and managers quickly become comfortable with the system's simple operation and maintenance, even without prior training.

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Why Birchwood Technologies Antiquing concentrates are recognized for high
quality finishes, safe and easy operation and lower operating costs...

1. COOL, EASY OPERATION
No heating or special equipment needed.These versatile products can be used in a stand-alone process line or as an extension to an existing plating line. For occasional antiquing requirements or full-time production-scale needs.

2. BROAD COLOR RANGE
A full range of oxidized colors can be produced -- from golden to statuary to chocolate brown and black. For copper, brass, bronze plating, castings or solid parts. Plus black on nickel, silver, pewter, tin, zinc, aluminum.

3. NO SAFETY HAZARDS
Mild, non-caustic solutions with no dangerous fumes make ventilation unnecessary. The working solutions are easy to mix and maintain, and your operators will appreciate working with products that are not dangerous. Our factory support ensures that your safety and health concerns are addressed properly.

4. CONSISTENT, DEPENDABLE QUALITY
Batch to batch, day to day color matching is easy to achieve without the guess work that is common with other oxidizers. Consistent quality and low reject rates are the keys to low operating costs, whether used in manual lines or automated systems.

5. BATHS ARE EASILY CONTROLLED
A simple color-change test or titration is all that is needed. Once the correct replenishment is made, the oxidizing reaction can be monitored by timing the immersion or by observing the parts. Larger systems can be fitted with automatic metering pumps for maximum consistency.

6. LONG BATH LIFE
No periodic dumping required under normal conditions. In fact, the bath can be used as permanent bath requiring only periodic replenishment with fresh concentrate. This feature lets you avoid down time and keeps your costs low.

7. FINISHES ARE EASILY RELIEVED
Faster burnishing, easier hand relieving makes for smoother work flow and long buffing wheel life. It also gives you more control over the finished appearance of parts with complex shapes or those requiring a smooth feathering effect.

8. HIGH COVERAGE
Unlike others on the market, Birchwood Technologies oxidizers are full concentrates with high coverage per gallon. Their increased strength results in lowest actual operating costs and best control over process conditions.

9. NO POLLUTION HAZARDS
By utilizing the Birchwood Technologies Ion Exchange System, none of the rinse waters enter the drain! Your antiquing line is totally insulated from the waste stream, simplifying the operation and eliminating environmental liability.

A SMART OPTION

Better quality and consistency than sulfides. Easier to control than black nickel baths. Safer to operate than hot oxides. Lower operating costs than other cold oxidizers.