Surface Finishing Systems

Automated Acid Stripping Line
Automated Acid Stripping Line

Surface Finishing is involved in the production of millions of products throughout the world. It is used for a variety of reasons such as corrosion protection, appearance, wear resistance, lubricity, and physical enhancement of a substrate - traditionally metal. Technological advances now allow other substrates to enhance materials such as plastics and wood products. Surface Finishing is used across a variety of markets from simple commodities to Mission Critical Components.  

Surface Finishing applications utilize a variety of chemical substances contained in Process Tanks designed and manufactured by KCH to clean and process parts.

KCH designs and manufactures manual or automatic process lines for a variety of surface finishing applications. Our lines are designed with Integrated Covers and ventilation as a packaged system. KCH Automated Covered Tank Systems for Energy Conservation (ACTSEC) Technology has been verified by the EPA for significant energy savings and increased worker protection. No other company in the world has gone through this rigorous 3rd party verification testing for energy conservation and worker safety. See the full report here.

 Anodizing Lines

Type 1 - Chromic Acid Anodizing
Type II - Sulfuric Acid Anodizing

KCH has designed and built numerous Anodizing lines for the Aerospace Industry. Our process lines are proven to meet OEM and NADCAP quality standards and audits.  

Cleaning Lines

KCH has successfully designed and built numerous cleaning process lines to include: Stripping, Pickling, Etching and Chemical Milling lines.

SAFE Chrome™ Electroplating Lines

KCH has partnered with Trion Coatings as the exclusive equipment provider of their SAFE Chrome™ plating process.


KCH can integrate all major components of a Wet Process Line to include:

Hoists and Structures Tanks
Controls Process Exhaust and Make Up Air
Waste Water Treatment  

KNOW HOW and EXPERIENCE:  KCH has directly contributed to the Surface Finishing Industry for 40 Years and is a proud corporate sponsor of the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF), where KCH Leadership serves on the national Board of Directors. We also maintain our knowledge of a variety of current and upcoming surface finishing process, through the NASF Certified Electroplater-Finisher (CEF) Courses. KCH can custom fit any system to your needs. Contact us to start a quote today.

Visit our Applications Section for more information on specific Surface Finishing processes.

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KCH Engineered Systems

144 Industrial Drive
Forest City
NC, 28043

(828) 245-9836

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