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Maple's guide to anodising

Posted by Alfie Newton on 01-Jun-2018 11:00:53

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Most people know that anodising is a cost-effective method of protecting aluminium against corrosion. But do you know that the process is also providing endless design possibilities for building exteriors?

Anodising creates a translucent finish that enhances the natural qualities of the metal and responds to changing light conditions throughout the day and across the seasons.

The long-established process creates a surface that’s second only to diamonds in toughness. However, advances in technology mean that different colours, textures and patterns can now be incorporated in the anodising process to create a unique aesthetic.

Unlike paint or applied coatings, an electro-chemical process thickens and toughens naturally occurring oxides to create a totally integrated aluminium oxide layer. The result is a durable material with lifetime performance against corrosion and abrasion. It can’t peel, chip, flake or blister because the ‘coating’ is actually part of the metal.

The result is a durable material with lifetime performance against corrosion and abrasion. It can’t peel, chip, flake or blister because the ‘coating’ is actually part of the metal. What’s more, it’s sustainable , as the aluminium is recyclable at the end of its life.

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