The anodizing process - page 3
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Quality Control - Throughout the entire anodizing process, it is monitored for the quality of the product. The application of electrical power and colour is pre-programmed and verified on all batches.
This quality control ensures uniformity to end product specifications for film thickness, density, abrasion resistance, corrosion resistance, reflectivity, image clarity, insulative properties, adhesion and sealing.
The unique anodized finish is the only one in the metals industry that satisfies each of the factors that must be considered when selecting a high performance aluminium finish.
Durability - Most anodized products have an extremely long life span and offer significant economic advantages through maintenance and operating savings. Anodizing is a reacted finish that is integrated with the underlying aluminium for total bonding and unmatched adhesion.
Colour Stability - Exterior anodic coatings provide good stability to ultraviolet rays, do not chip or peel, and are easily repeatable.
Ease of Maintenance - Scars and wear from fabrication, handling, installation, frequent surface dirt cleaning and usage are virtually non-existent. Rinsing or mild soap and water cleaning usually will restore an anodized surface to its original appearance. Mild abrasive cleaners can be used for more difficult deposits.
Aesthetics - Unlike other finishes, anodizing allows the aluminium to maintain its metallic appearance.
Cost - A lower initial finishing cost combines with lower maintenance costs for greater long-term value.
Health and Safety - Anodizing is a safe process that is not harmful to human health. An anodized finish is chemically stable, will not decompose; is non-toxic; and is heat-resistant to the melting point of aluminium.
Because the anodizing process is a reinforcement of a naturally occurring oxide process, it is non-hazardous and produces no harmful or dangerous by-products. Return to Home Page
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