UltraOx® for Corrosion Resistance Compared to QPQ, Chrome, Salt Bath, Nickel Plating


Advanced Heat Treat's UltraOx® treatment improves corrosion resistance properties. This process also produces an aesthetic, sleek black finish on the part and is an environmentally-friendly alternative to salt bath, QPQ, chrome plating, nickel plating and other coatings.

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  • Improves corrosion resistance and abrasion properties in automotive, agriculture, construction, firearms and many other applications
  • Reduces adhesive wear & increases fatigue strength
  • Environmentally-friendly alternative to chromium and nickel plating, melonite, qpq/salt bath nitriding, as well as powder coating
  • UltraOx® is NOT A COATING, so there is no surface pitting, flaking or hydrogen embrittlement
  • Produces aesthetic, smooth black finish
  • Easily surpasses salt spray test of 240 hours per ASTM B117
  • Achieves a minimum surface hardness of 55+ HRC (or equivalent)
  • Can be used on long parts
  • 100% part coverage
  • Produces thick compound zone (white layer) - up to 0.0015"

"I had the sample bar that you sent me salt spray tested and the corrosion resistance looked good. It went 432 hours before any rust trails developed."

- Forrest M.

"I am pushing for all prints going forward to call out UltraOx®….it looks so much better than our current current salt bath!”

- Mary

UltraOx® Capabilities:

Advanced Heat Treat can UltraOx® parts up to 15 feet tall and 5 feet wide. 

Read a case study about how UltraOx® was used to solve a steel mill's corrosion issues here, or view our direct mail pieces:

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