Anodized Aluminum is an excellent choice for a building’s exterior, not only because of the variety of attractive colors and finishes available, but for the equally impressive variety of structural options and configurations in which it is available. It may be fabricated into panels that incorporate other materials, or panels that feature unique structural designs that meet project requirements for insulation, sound proofing, durability, or other benefits.
Weight Reduction Anodized aluminum weighs approximately 60% less than stainless, brass, and copper.
Consistency The coil anodizing process ensures consistent color from start to finish and edge to edge of the aluminum coil
Corrosion Resistance Anodized aluminum will not patina like copper, rust like steel or weather like brass
Durability The anodic layer is three times harder than the aluminum itself and provides a natural abrasion resistance not found in copper, brass and stainless steel. This means less handling damage
Production Efficiencies Anodized aluminum arrives clean and ready for immediate fabrication. Available in large coils up to 12,000 lbs meaning less machine downtime for material changes
Custom Colors Anodized aluminum can be processed to any color in the visible light spectrum
Sustainability and the Environment Aluminum is the most abundant element in the earths crust and is 100% recyclable . Anodized aluminum and the anodizing process does not contain any volatile organic compounds
Compared to Paint The translucent oxide layer accentuates the rich metallic appearance of the aluminum and does not cover it up like paint. The aluminum oxide layer will not peel like paint
Fabrication Anodized aluminum can be roll formed, stamped, laser engraved, laminated, perforated, welded, embossed and silk screened
Clearmatt The Cool Roof Alternative Anodized aluminum has a higher solar reflectance index [SRI] value than white painted aluminum