Industrial Burnishing Compounds

Burnishing compounds are used to achieve certain metals in a mass finishing process.  Therefore, compounds for burnishing should be compatible with the mass finishing equipment and media for an efficient application.

Our solutions are available in the following packaging sizes:

  • 5-gallon pails
  • 55-gallon drums
  • 300-gallon totes

MC 740 L

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.

Usage:

As a tumbling compound, MC 740L can be used either in batch or continuous tumbling systems.

MC 740L can be used safely with most base metals.

Concentrations range from 1% to 5% by volume (1% to 2% by volume is typical).

A flow-through operation is recommended for best results.

Advantages:

1. Medium foaming compound can be used in vibratory, tumbling, or high speed mass finishing operations.
2. Environmentally friendly.
3. Excellent burnishing capabilities on many different types of base metals.
4. Liquid product makes automatic feeding easy.

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.

Usage:

As a tumbling compound, LF-880 can be used in either batch or continuous tumbling systems and is safe for use with most base metals

Advantages:

1. High foaming compound can be used in vibratory, tumbling, or high speed mass finishing operations.
2. Excellent burnishing capabilities on many different types of base metals.

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.

Usage:

As a tumbling compound, LT Burnishing Compound can be used in either batch or continuous tumbling systems and is safe for use with most base metals.

Advantages:

1. High foaming compound can be used in vibratory, tumbling, or high-speed mass finishing operations.
2. Excellent burnishing capabilities on many different types of base metals.

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.

Usage:

Used between 1% and 5% per gallon of water (1% to 2% per gallon is typical).  A flow-through is recommended for best results.

Advantages:

1. Medium foaming compound.
2. Environmentally friendly.
3. Excellent burnishing capabilities on many different types of base metals.
4. Liquid product makes automatic feeding easier.

QC 12 C

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.

Usage:

  • As a tumbling compound, QC 12C can be used either in batch or continuous tumbling systems.
  • Concentrations range from 1 to 4 ounces per gallon of water (1 to 2 ounces per gallon is typical).
  • Flow-through operation is recommended for best results.

Advantages:

1. Water based cleaner.
2. Biodegradable.
3. Excellent general purpose product, useful over a wide range of applications and operating conditions.
4. Excellent rinsability.

QC 1130 B

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.

Usage:

  • As a tumbling compound, QC 1130B can be used either in batch or continuous tumbling systems.
  • Use between 1 to 4 ounces per gallon of water (1 to 2 ounces per gallon is typical).
  • Flow-through operation is recommended for best results.

Advantages:

1. Medium foaming compound.
2. Environmentally friendly.
3. Excellent burnishing capabilities on steel substrates.
4. Liquid product makes automatic feeding easy.

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.

Usage:

  • As a tumbling compound, QC 810 can be used either in batch or continuous tumbling systems.
  • Use between 1 to 4 ounces per gallon of water (1 to 2 ounces per gallon is typical).
  • Flow-through operation is recommended for best results.

Advantages:

1. Medium foaming compound.
2. Environmentally friendly.
3. Excellent burnishing capabilities on steel substrates.
4. Liquid product makes automatic feeding easy.

How To Choose Burnishing Compounds for Mass Finishing?

To get the right finish on your part in a mass finishing operation, the right deburring and burnishing compound must be used.  Deburring compounds are used to smoothen the part and remove unwanted metals left over from machining and other operations.  Burnishing compounds are acid solutions used to give a bright finish to the part and to develop additional colors.

Deburring & burnishing compounds should be compatible with:

  • The substrate (aluminum, steel, stainless steel, copper)
  • Mass Finishing Equipment (vibratory, centrifugal, barrel)
  • Soil being removed (Oil, grease, cutting fluids)
  • Media Used

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