Mechanism of the HONNYLITE® Process
When electricity is applied, resin particles with anions move to the anode, and amines with cations move to the cathode.
- Since electrodeposition takes place immediately after the aluminum anodizing process, the line processes and time required are reduced by about two-thirds.
- Because the resin film is formed electrically, it is possible to apply a uniform resin film on complex shapes and curved surfaces with excellent adhesion and corrosion-resistance characteristics.
- Sealing is performed with a water-soluble thermosetting acrylic resin film, so high-temperature baking and drying can be taken place at 170–200°C without causing cracks to form. A superb topcoat can be obtained that exhibits excellent weather resistance and chemical resistance.
Because a water-soluble resin is employed, the process is beneficial in terms of health and safety.
Painting efficiency remains quite high at 90–98%.