Industrial Mass Finishing

Chautauqua Chemicals Co., Inc. manufactures and supplies various compounds, equipment, and media for mass finishing applications.  If you are looking for a specific product for your mass finishing process we would be happy to help!

Mass Finishing Compounds

Cleaning:

MC 250

A low alkaline, silicate free, buffered pH cleaner that is highly fortified with surfactants.  Designed specifically as a soak cleaner for aluminum.  Will prepare aluminum for post seeding operations without etching the surface.

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MC 301

A heavy-duty degreaser for use in vibratory, centrifugal, and soak wash systems. It is safe for use on most ferrous metals.

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MC 360 N

A heavy-duty degreaser with corrosion protection for use in vibratory and centrifugal systems. It is to be used on ferrous metals only.

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QS 100

A heavy-duty degreaser for use in vibratory, centrifugal, and soak wash systems. It can be left on parts for short term corrosion protection.  Safe for use on most metals.

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MC 960 A

A heavy-duty degreaser with corrosion protection for use in vibratory and centrifugal systems. It is to be used on ferrous metals only.

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Descaling:

MC 120

A mildly acidic tumbling compound which has excellent burnishing capabilities.  May be used in vibratory, conventional barrel, or high-speed mass finishing operations.  Can be used on brass, copper, aluminum, steel, and stainless steel.

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MC 454

An acid cleaner for use in soak and ultrasonic wash systems. It will remove soils and light oxides from steel, zinc, aluminum, and brass.  It is safe on ferrous and nonferrous metals including aluminum.

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Burnishing:

MC 740L

Light green colored, mildly alkaline, tumbling compound which has excellent burnishing capabilities.  May be used in vibratory, conventional barrel, or new high-speed mass finishing operations.  Can be used on brass, copper, aluminum, steel, and stainless steel.

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LF 880

A powdered, near neutral pH, burnishing compound which has excellent burnishing capabilities.  May be used in vibratory, conventional barrel, or new high-speed mass finishing operations.  Particularly effective on copper and brass base metals imparting a high luster on copper and copper alloys.

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LT Burnishing Compound

A powdered, near neutral pH, burnishing compound which has excellent burnishing capabilities.  May be used in vibratory, conventional barrel, or new high-speed mass finishing operations.  Particularly effective on copper and brass base metals imparting a high luster on copper and copper alloys.

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MC 120

A mildly acidic tumbling compound which has excellent burnishing capabilities.  May be used in vibratory, conventional barrel, or new high-speed mass finishing operations.  Can be used on brass, copper, aluminum, steel, and stainless steel.

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QC 12C

A near neutral pH, tumbling compound which has excellent burnishing capabilities.  May be used in vibratory, conventional barrel, or new high-speed mass finishing operations.  Particularly effective on steel.

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QC 1130B

Is a tumbling compound which has excellent burnishing and rust inhibiting properties. This product allows for single step burnish and rust inhibit. May be used in vibratory, conventional barrel, or new high-speed mass finishing operations.  Designed for ferrous alloys.

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QC 810

A tumbling compound which has excellent burnishing and rust inhibiting properties. This product allows for single step burnish and rust inhibit.  May be used in vibratory, conventional barrel, or new high-speed mass finishing operations.  Designed for ferrous alloys.

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Deburring:

Mass Finishing Equipment

Abrasive Belts, Discs, and Specialties:

  • Narrow belts in paper and cloth, available in sizes 1/4″ to 17″ wide in any length
  • Wide belts in paper and cloth available in sizes 18″ to 57″ in all lengths
  • Segmental belts in sateen and combination available in all width and lengths
  • Standard oscillating sander sheets available in all standard and non-standard dimensions; finishing paper, cabinet paper, waterproof, emery, garnet, and glass all available in 9″ X 11″ as well
  • Discs in paper and cloth, with or without a center hole, in PSA or CARBOFIX backing
  • Fiber discs available in 3″ through 9-1/8″ diameter with 5/8″ or 7/8″ center hole
  • Rolls in paper and cloth, PSA or CARBOFIX in 1/2″ width through 57″ in standard lengths of 50 to 100 meters
  • Economy rolls in glue bond 1/2″ wide to 3″ wide in 50-meter lengths
  • Specialties such as spiral wound bands and sleeves, cross pads, no lap bands, cartridge rolls (straight and tapered), cones tapered, quick change discs and holders, overlap discs, and holders, overlap discs, slotted discs, backup pads both CARBOFIX and PSA, flap wheels mounted 1″ to 3″ diameter 5/8″ to 2″ wide; unmounted flap wheels from 3-1/2″ to 12″ diameter and 1″ to 2″ wide

Blackening:

  • High temperature and room temperature blackening
  • Military specification black oxidizing
  • Room temperature antiquing and oxidizing

Compound Feed Systems:

Magnetic Separating Tools:

  • Custom compounding of plastics, primers, and adhesives for tool grip coating to provide safety, identification, or protection

Tumbling, Vibratory, and Centrifufgal

  • New equipment
  • Reline existing equipment
  • Spare parts
  • Barrels
  • Bowls
  • Tubs
  • Ovals
  • Centrifugal
  • Separators

Vibratory Compounds:

  • Burnishing Soaps (Powders and Liquids)
  • Cleaners with In-Process Inhibitors
  • Inhibiting (Nitrite and Non-Nitrite)
  • Descalers
  • Acids and Alkalines

Mass Finishing Media

Abrasive Blast Media:

  • Aluminum Oxide
  • Silicon Carbide
  • Glass Bead
  • Plastic Bead
  • Corn Cob

Abrasive Tumbling Media:

  • Preformed profiles and sizes in most compositions
  • Aluminum Oxide
  • Silicon Carbide
  • Plastic (Resin Bond)
  • Microbrite (Porcelain)
  • Steel and Stainless Steel
  • Corn Cob

The Mass Finishing Process

Mass finishing processes are a group of manufacturing methods used to finish large quantities of parts simultaneously.  This finishing application combines the right equipment, media, and chemical compounds to make a once difficult task, much more efficient.  The mass finishing supplies used are crucial to the overall effectiveness of the process.  Compounds are added to the mass finishing process to assist in:

  • Cleaning the part
  • Removing burrs
  • Brighten or develop certain colors
  • Improve surface properties
  • Remove oxides and scale

Synergy of Components

Chautauqua Chemicals Co., Inc. formulates and manufactures our own brand of mass finishing compounds to work with the correct mass finishing media and mass finishing equipment:

  • Media Types: Aluminum, Aluminum Oxide, Silicon Carbide, Steel, Ceramic, Corn-Cob, Glass Beads, Plastic Beads, Microbrite (Porcelain)
  • Equipment Types: Tumble Barrels, Vibratory Finishers, Centrifugal Barrels, Centrifugal Disc Machines
  • Compound Type: Cleaning, Descaling, Deburring & Burnishing

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