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UltraLyte 170 XL

We’re suppliers and manufacturers of UltraLyte 170 XL, a high-performance chemical for use in the anodising process when brightening aluminium.


UltraLyte 170 XL: aluminium chemical brightening agent for the anodising process

One of our most popular, ready-to-use brighteners, UltraLyte 170 XL is available in a range of pack sizes to suit your needs, with speedy, reliable distribution across the UK. Contact us today to discuss your specific needs.


Chemical brighteners like UltraLyte 170 XL are used as part of pre-treatment during the anodising process, developed for use in both manual and automatic plants where a very high standard of finish is required.

This market-leading product provides unrivalled brightness and a high degree of reflectivity on a wide range of aluminium alloys. UltraLyte 170 XL holds exceptional resistance to transfer etching — traditionally a problem on automatic anodising lines that use an on-line brightener.

Aluminium substrates are dipped in a bath of UltraLyte 170 XL, with immersion time dependent on the quality and specification of the substrate. Higher spec substrates require less time being immersed, with lower spec requiring more.

Products that can require the use of a chemical brightener as part of the anodising process fall into two categories: functional (aircraft and car components, can production, beer kegs, roofing, sheeting and so on) and decorative (such as kitchen utensils, door handles, bathroom fittings, car alloys and window frames).

UltraLyte 170 XL contains nitric acid and must be used in accordance with NOX regulations: within a suitably-equipped, purpose-built brightening tank containing integral fume extraction and fume scrubber.

Manufactured, supplied and distributed to the UK market by Alutech, we’re able to facilitate orders of any size: from a 25L drum through to a bulk transfer.

Get in touch with our expert team today to discuss your needs.

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Available in the following sizes.

25L Drum

200L Drum

1000L Container

Bulk Transfer

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