Kawasaki Green Anodizing Dye DYEKAW8 Small

Kawasaki Green Anodizing Dye

Part Number: DYEKAW8    

The dye supplied is c.40gms allowing for a makeup of 8 litres at 5gm/L

1. Description

Specialty Kawasaki Green is a blended, water soluble dye, used to color anodized aluminum bright green, like the colour Kawasaki use on their motorcycles. Because it's a blend of colours agitation is constantly required to keep the blend mixed. RoHS compliant

2. Application instructions

Concentration: 4-5 g/l pH: 6.0 ±0.5

Buffering: Not required

Temperature:  60°C ±2°C. 

Oxide film thickness: 0.50 - 70 mils.

Dye time: Depending on the shade desired, dye times could range from 10-15 minutes, but can only be determined by sampling in production.

Preferred sealing:  Caswell Sealant

3. Conditions for using Specialty Kawasaki Green

Tank: Stainless steel or other acid resistant materials such as neoprene, polyethylene and polypropylene that can withstand a constant operating temperature of 140°F. HDPE buckets are supplied in Caswell Australia's Anodizing kit. Water quality: Distilled or Deionized. pH adjustments: Raise with sodium hydroxide. Lower with acetic acid. The pH should be checked once per shift for commercial or heavy users, with a calibrated meter and maintained within recommended range. Bath agitation: Moderate agitation must be used for high uniformity of color. Rinsing: It is important to remove all acid residues clinging to the work and acid retention in the oxide pore itself. Rinse work load thoroughly after anodizing. A minimum of two rinses is recommended, with the second rinse at over-flow. To increase rinsing effectiveness, add vigorous air agitation in all rinse tanks. This also improves your rinsing of surfaces on complicated shaped parts.

4. Light fastness

Rating: 4 (1=poor, 8=excellent) This color is not recommended for outdoor applications or other situations where it is subjected to intense UV radiation.

5. Storage

Shelf life is virtually unlimited. Store in original container in a cool dry location. Close package tightly after removal of dye if you are not going to use the full amount. In humid environments, dye powder may clump-up.

6. Preparation of a new dyebath

1. A cleaned tank is filled with deionized water to about 75% of final volume and raised to dyeing temperature.

2. The required amount of dye is weighed out and dissolved in hot deionized water (71°-82°C) in a separate container until a slurry is formed. This is your stock solution.

3. With agitation turned on in tank, pour stock solution into tank.

4. Top off the tank to final working solution volume with more hot deionized water and agitate for 15 minutes.

5. Using a calibrated pH meter, check the pH and adjust if necessary.

6. The dyebath is brought to dyeing temperature, 60°C ±2°C.

7. Product safety We recommend that the company/operator read and review the Material Safety Data Sheet for the appropriate health and safety warnings before use.


See below for current SDS 


Price: $25.00


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