Anodized Aluminum is stronger and more durable than mill finish aluminum. The process of anodizing allows for the steel to embody these characteristics. Anodizing involves an aluminum coil or sheet being placed into a chemical acid bath. An electrical current is passed through the acid, causing the surface to oxidize. The oxidation forms a strong coating on the surface of the aluminum.
Anodize aluminum is commonly found in applications where the material may be exposed to the elements. It is also found in kitchen equipment like pots and pans because the material distributes heat evenly.
At Metalwest anodized aluminum is stocked in various gauges, alloys, and anodizing finishes in order to ensure that you receive the right product, when you need it.
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Benefits of Anodized Aluminum
Anodized Aluminum has increased corrosion resistance and wearability due to the electrically charged sulfuric acid bath it passes through.
Anodizing provides a naturally beautiful surface and is available in a number of anodized finishes and colors.
Higher durability as it resists dents, scratches, and corrosion
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Typical uses for Anodized Aluminum
Architectural applications including lighting, trim, and panels, decorative lighting, door hardware, mirrors, outdoor furniture, gaming applications, appliance solutions, foodservice equipment, and more.