Integral Color (discontinued) vs. 2-step

ColorimetermediumAt SAF, we perform the 2-step process. We have discontinued the Integral Color (Duranodic) process.  Here are a few differences between the two processes.

Integral Color (Duranodic) DISCONTINUED

  • Harder coat (more dense) than 2-step.
  • Generally a thicker coat than 2-step unless Class I 2-step is specified.
  • Single step process.
  • Hides welds a little better than 2-step


  • Does not craze when fabricated as badly as Integral Color.
    Color is independent of coating thickness.
    In general, more anodizers use the 2-step process.