The MAR ZINC TRIBLACK PASS is a unique easy to use all trivalent black passivation coating that can be applied to electrodeposited barrel or rack zinc/nickel. MAR ZINC TRIBLACK PASS produces a comparable finish to hexavalent black conversion coatings when used in conjunction with newly developed sealer such as the MAR ZINC PRO SEAL BLK. This system complies with the European ELV directive and further environmental RoHS and WEEE directives. The finish further meets the RoHS requirements of China. The passivated coatings generated with MAR ZINC TRIBLACK PASS are temperature stable up to 200°C, so all parts can be coated before treatment for hydrogen embitterment.

The MAR ZINC TRIBLACK PASS is two-part system with long bath life and easy control. When sealed properly, it will exceed 96 hours of 5% neutral salt spray before the appearance of white corrosion products. MAR ZINC TRIBLACK PASS can be operated at ambient temperatures.

MAR ZINC TRIBLACK PASS PART A 40 – 60 ml/litre 50 ml/litre
MAR ZINC TRIBLACK PASS PART B 40 – 50 ml/litre 50 ml/litre
pH 1.6 - 2.4 1.8
IMMERSION TIME 30 - 1200 seconds 40 Seconds
TEMPERATURE 18 - 30°C >= °C

pH should be determined via calibrated pH meter. pH papers are not usually accurate

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  • Be sure the tank being used is leached of all hexavalent chromium products before charging.
  • Fill tank to approximately 60% of final volume preferably with deionized water.
  • Add the required amount of MAR ZINC TRIBLACK PASS PART A.
  • Add the required amount of MAR ZINC TRIBLACK PASS PART B.
  • Bring tank to final working volume and check pH of the solution.
  • To raise the pH, use dilute Sodium Hydroxide, and to lower the pH use Sulphuric Acid.
  • RINSE.
  • DRY AT 160 OF – 180 OF.

Routine additions via metering pump or regular "over the side" tank additions should be incorporated into the operating procedures. It is not wise to allow the solution to become almost depleted and "recharged" with large amounts of chemistry. Addition rate should be determined empirically through analysis of the passivation bath with a correlation of the amount of work going through the line. Typical replenishment rate of 1 litre MAR ZINC TRIBLACK PASS PART A for every 100 – 150 square feet of work being processed should be used as a guide. Part configuration and drag out should be taken into consideration when determining the exact add back rate.

Tank material: Steel with rubber coating or liner made of polyethylene or polypropylene, PVC, PVC / polyester composite
Heating: A heater is required in some cases. Suitable heating elements are made of tempered glass, Porcelain, PTFE or exchanger from stainless steel or tantalum
Cooling: In some cases, cooling is required.
Temperature control: This is necessary in some cases. In the case of thick layer passivation the quality of the coating is depending on the bath temperature.
Electrolyte movement: It is important to ensure that the goods are well washed with the passivation solution. Therefore, an air or goods movement is recommended.
Exhausting: Recommended.
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