Anodizing - The Optimum Finish for
Anodizing is an electrochemical process that increases
the thickness of a passive, naturally occurring, protective
aluminum oxide film.
- Anodizing is a reacted, not an applied finish that is integrated
with the underlying aluminum for total bonding
and unmatched adhesion.
- It is non-selective process and protects all exposed and
- An anodized finish is a uniformly thick, ceramic-like,
transparent coating that does not hide defects or potential
- Sapphire hard with superior resistance to abrasion and
- Scars and wear from fabrication, handling, installation,
graffiti, and frequent usage are virtually non-existent.
- Harder, smoother surfaces mean less friction, easier
movement, and extended hardware and weather-strip
life in operating components.
- Anodized surfaces like other adjacent or surrounding
materials, are unaffected by acidic cleaning solutions or
misplaced mortar when properly protected or timely and
- Lower initial finishing cost.
- Lower life cycle cost for long-term value.
- No special mixing or set-up is required. Delays and
added costs are minimized.
- Strippable - can be replaced with an alternate color.
Reduced inventory and added flexibility lead to more
- A bright anodized finish does not tarnish or require lacquer
- Sealant compatible – no special priming required.