Element offers chemical processing services for a range of materials and applications. Whether it’s preparing a material for testing or applying post-production treatment, our chemical processing methods are carefully designed to provide the highest quality in the industry. 

Our staff receive advanced chemical processing training, and are highly skilled at controlling processing solutions, allowing us to minimize errors and variations. Element’s services are all created to meet engineering requirements that are critical to a product’s function and performance. 

Element’s Chemical Processing Methods

Our chemical processing methods cover a variety of services, including etching (link to etching page) and cleaning of products and materials. Some of the applications for these methods include:

  • Pre-penetrant etching of titanium, aluminum, magnesium, stainless steels, and nickel-based alloys for non-destructive testing
  • Macro etching of super nickel and titanium alloys for grain size measurements and defect solutions
  • Passivation of stainless steels for corrosion resistance
  • Alkaline cleaning for non-ferrous materials

Element is a recognized leader in materials testing and inspection. Our chemical processing methods and technology are among the best available, and have achieved the highest standards of quality in the industry.

For more information about our services, or to request a quote, contact an expert today. 

American Society for Testing & Methods

ASTM A262, ASTM A380, ASTM A561, ASTM A604, ASTM A763, ASTM A967, ASTM D3759, ASTM E345, ASTM E381, ASTM E45, ASTM E407, ASTM E562, ASTM E646

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Military Standards

MIL-S-5002, MIL-STD-753

Society of Automotive Engineers

AMS 2380, AMS 2643, AMS 2700, AMS-QQ-P-35, SAE J123, SAE J1061


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