Advantages of Anodising

Cost
Anodising in general, is less expensive than painted coatings. When the lifespan of the coating is taken into account it proves to be a far cheaper option over the longer term.

Hardness
Anodising is hard. Anodising is better for aluminium in high traffic areas where the coating is subject to physical abuse and abrasive cleaners.

Integrity
Anodising cannot peel, chip, flake or blister. The coating is actually part of the metal.

True Metallic Appearance
Anodising gives aluminium a deeper, richer metallic appearance than is possible with organic coatings. This is because an anodised coating is translucent and one can see the base metal underneath the coating.

Enhanced Resistance to UV
Anodising displays excellent long term resistance to sunlight.

Maintenance
Anodising can be renewed by cleaning and is cheaper to maintain over the lifetime of a building. Anodising can often be restored when it looks like it has failed many projects after twenty years of neglect have been brought back to as new condition through cleaning.

Environmental
Anodising is compatible with today’s environmental concerns. The chemicals from anodising can be used by local waste water authorities treatment facilities. The aluminium sulphate from anodising plants’ effluent actually improves the solids settling efficiency of some waste water treatment plants. Anodising emits no ozone producing solvents (VOCs), and there are no heavy metals involved in the process.

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