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Lorin Holds Ribbon Cutting For New Batch Anodizing Line

Muskegon, MI - Lorin Industries Inc., a global industry leader in the innovation and production of coil anodized aluminum, opened its new batch anodizing line with a ceremony on March 5. The ceremony, held at the batch production line in Lorin’s 400,000 sq. ft. facility in Muskegon, MI, featured a ribbon cutting by Park Kersman, President of Lorin.

From left: Logan Switanowski - Batch Process Control, Chris Robinson - Batch Sales Representative, Jason Locke - Operations Manager, Park Kersman - President, Pat Makowski - Batch Production Manager, Joe Weber - Technical Engineer, Dylan Romanosky - Batch Process Control, and Devin Myers - Batch Process Attendant.

The new batch production line, which took over a year to build, is now fully open for operations. The line will increase opportunities for customers in a variety of industries including architecture, automotive, aerospace, military, toys, medical devices, consumer goods, and more to access Lorin’s premium anodizing process. Beyond expanding opportunities for customers, this new line will also bring many new job opportunities to Michigan’s lakeshore region.

Batch anodizing, also called "piece-part" anodizing, is one of the two types of anodizing processes, alongside continuous coil anodizing. Both processes are fundamentally similar, in that each is an electrochemical process that builds a durable anodic layer that becomes a part of the substrate on a molecular level. The primary difference is that batch anodizing involves racking parts, or sheets, that are dipped into a series of tanks or baths. The advantages of batch anodizing include the ability to do small parts and smaller runs as well as thicker films and a plethora of colors. Products that would benefit from batch anodizing would include medical device components, firearm components, aerospace components, hunting and sporting goods equipment, architectural trim, and automotive parts, just to name a few.

It was noted that anodizing gives aluminum products and parts the ability to withstand the elements and assure wear protection on a long-term basis, thus offering excellent quality with a durable, corrosion-resistant finish, along with aesthetically pleasing colors. Lorin’s anodizing process provides a variety of colors and finishes, adding the perfect touch to anything from an electric guitar to a medical instrument.

The premier quality of Lorin’s batch anodizing products arises out of the sophistication of its coil anodizing process, which combines the latest technological advancements with top quality materials. Lorin’s batch anodizing process utilizes tank sizes that allow for maximum flexibility in the process and the ability to efficiently turn around large as well as small order sizes. Lorin is offering a variety of standard and custom colors with Type II, Type III (traditional hard-coat), and Lorin’s proprietary ColorIn® process included in their Batch line product offering.

Companies looking to create large or small runs of products with thick anodic layers and anodized protected edges will find an ideal solution in Lorin’s sophisticated batch anodizing process and will be able to take advantage of Lorin’s technical expertise, customer focus and committed team. Whether the industry be automotive, aerospace, military, toys, medical devices, or consumer goods, Lorin’s batch anodizing process fits the needs of specific products and desired performance requirements.

About Lorin Industries

Lorin-logoLorin Industries is a provider of coil anodized aluminum, made exclusively in the USA and used in various industries including architecture and construction. Family-owned for over 80 years, Lorin aluminum can be seen shining brilliantly on some of the world’s most iconic structures and designs, and, no matter the age, they are always radiant. Three times tougher than the raw material, anodized aluminum won’t chip, flake, peel, patina, rust, or weather. And to make things easy, Lorin cleans, anodizes, colors, seals, cuts, and delivers ready-to-fabricate coils all in one stop. A wide range of colors and finish options are available, along with several different patterns of perforated aluminum.

Anodized aluminum isn’t just one material. It’s one remarkable opportunity to access thousands of looks, textures, colors and finishes that reflect creativity, advanced technology and environmental responsibility. No one understands that technology and its potential better than Lorin Industries. To learn more, visit

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