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1. (WO2018165053) METHODS OF PREPARING 7XXX ALUMINUM ALLOYS FOR ADHESIVE BONDING, AND PRODUCTS RELATING TO THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/165053    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/020979
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 06 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: C25D 11/08
C25D 11/16
C25D 11/24
Applicants: ARCONIC INC.
Inventors: UNAL, Ali
EPP, June M.
MARINELLI, James M.
MENANNO, Marissa
Title: METHODS OF PREPARING 7XXX ALUMINUM ALLOYS FOR ADHESIVE BONDING, AND PRODUCTS RELATING TO THE SAME
Abstract:
Methods of preparing 7xxx aluminum alloy products for adhesive bonding and products made therefrom are disclosed. Generally, the methods include preparing a 7xxx aluminum alloy product for anodizing, then anodizing the 7xxx aluminum alloy product, and then contacting the anodized 7xxx aluminum alloy product with an appropriate chemical to create a functionalized layer. The new 7xxx aluminum alloy products may realize improved shear bonding performance.