AquaEC offers both anodic and cathodic systems. The major advantages typically noted for the cathodic process are its capacity to offer higher levels of corrosion protection and higher throw power. Cathodic e-coat application also avoids oxidation on the workpiece which helps improve corrosion protection. Anodic application can lower process costs, simplify control requirements and reduce sensitivity to variations in substrate preparation quality. A disadvantage for anodic coating is that small amounts of metal ions can migrate into the paint film which may limit the film performance properties. Axalta’s team of E-Coat specialists can provide technical support to facilitate the selection of the appropriate application.