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Frequently asked questions

Why don't you ship to other countries?

Unfortunately this is NOT possible.

Because I get a lot of questions about shipping to countries NOT listed on the order page, I will explain in detail why I can not ship to other countries:

Titan-etch has to be shipped according to the ADR transport regulations. Titan-etch contains a small amount of dangerous substances that could pose a danger if something went wrong during transport (for example a fire breaks out during shipping, and titan-etch catches fire).

According to these transport regulations Titan-etch has to be shipped and labeled as an ADR-LQ (dangerous goods in limited quantities) package. Only specific carriers will accept ADR-LQ packages. Furthermore only specific countries singed the ADR treaty, and therefore all other countries will refuse ADR-LQ packages.

ADR-LQ packages can ONLY be shipped by road. An ADR-LQ package will be refused if it has to be shipped by boat, plane of through a tunnel.

The safety of the people and places involved in shipping are important to me and I will not make an exception to the rules.

How to dispose of used Titan-etch?

Titan-etch should be disposed according to local regulations. In most countries this means Titan-Etch can be disposed of in the same way you dispose of batteries and common household chemicals (small chemical waste/small hazardous waste). When disposing of Titan-Etch, write down the two main ingredients (Diammonium peroxodisulfate & Sodium fluoride) on the container. This way the disposal facility knows how to handle the product.

How long can Titan-Etch be stored?

While this depends on the storing conditions and methods, in liquid form it can be stored for at least 1 year before it starts losing effectiveness. In dry/solid form it can be stored for at least 2 years. After this period Titan-Etch might lose some of it's effectiveness. When storing in solid/dry form, remember that Titan-Etch is hygroscopic, and the dry powder may form clots.

What is the Recommended electrolyte for anodising?

TSP ( is my favorite electrolyte. It works very well and is relatively safe to work with.

Sulfuric Acid ( is the preferred electrolyte for industrial scale anodizing. Great results, and keeps your anodize bath clean. It's however not safe to work with.

Sodium bicarbonate (, also known as common baking soda, is the safest and easiest to get electrolyte. I have had good results with sodium bicarbonate as well.

Can I use splash anodising with Titan-etch?

Nail polish has been reported to work with Titan-etch for splash anodising. I have however no personal experience with splash anodising, and I am unsure what the effects of nail polish are on the etching bath.


Artist: Sebastian / Berlin - Germany