Aluminium Surface Treatments for Added Strength and Style
When we create your aluminium extrusions, they have their natural 'mill finish', which is a dull, metallic grey.Â But with our aluminium surface treatments, we can give your aluminium extrusions a wide range of stylish finishes, including colour finishes. We can also prepare your aluminium products for printing, so that logos, branding etc. can be applied successfully. But our surface treatments are not only about looks - many of our surface treatments also improve the properties of your aluminium alloy, giving it extra durability or improving its anti-corrosion qualities.
For some projects, the natural 'mill finish' is perfectly adequate, especially if the aluminium extrusion is not going to be prominent in your product. For example, internal components for machinery do not need to be aesthetically pleasing as they are rarely seen, and so there is little need to increase your costs with a surface treatment.Â A mill finish also has some practical benefits, as it means there is no need for bonding with other materials, which can, in some cases, lead to difficulties and additional costs.
However, if the appearance of your aluminium products is important to your project, you will need a surface treatment. We offer a variety of aluminium surface treatments, and can:
Give your aluminium a range of finishes, including smooth, shiny, reflective, brushed and textured surfaces.
Create coloured surfaces using a wide range of dyes and paints.
Prepare your aluminium for painting, printing, and etching so that logos, product names and marketing information can be added as required.
Improve durability of your aluminium extracts so that they are tougher, and more resistant to chemicals and scratches.
Improve the electrical insulation properties of your aluminium extrusions.
To create the stylish and functional aluminium surface you require, we use a wide range of techniques, including chemical treatments, anodising, polishing, powder coating, wet coating, foil coating, grinding, brushing and blasting.Â The type of aluminium surface treatment you need will vary according to your project, as there are many factors that can affect your choice, including the purpose of your aluminium extrusions, the environment in which they will be used, your aesthetic preferences, and budget.
With years of experience in the aluminium industry, we can give your aluminium the ideal look and properties for your project. Working closely with you and your team from the design stage, we will recommend the most appropriate type of surface treatment to ensure your aluminium extrusions are visually appealing, practical, and cost-effective.
For more information on the many different aluminium surface treatments we can provide, please contact us now.
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