The market for architectural aluminium products demands a greater variety of finish, types and colours than ever before. The many reasons include:
Today's paint and powder finish, types and colours challenge the aluminium anodizing processes that have dominated the architectural aluminium industry for many years.
PVDF resin based coating is a chemical resistant, thick film barrier coating with excellent wear and abrasion resistance even in harsh environments. PVDF coatings are especially resistant to most chemicals, solvents, jet fuel, acids, mortar, cement and heat. They have low density and low thermal conductivity along with the ability to self extinguish. Any colour of choice can be made readilty available in solid or metallic finish with minimum 20 years of warranty.
Anodising is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of aluminium profiles. With variations, it converts the aluminium surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish in which the visual appearance of the metal is changed to be aesthetically pleasing. Electro colour anodising gives limited colours with durablity to UV radition, maintaining the metallic effect.
Powder coating is a dry finishing process popular for a high-quality, durable finish, allowing for maximized production, improved efficiencies, and simplified environmental compliance. Used as functional, protective and decorative finishes, powder coatings are available in an almost limitless range of colours and textures. Now even powder coatings are available with 10, 15 or 20 year warranties.
|High Performance PVDF||PVDF Coating||Powder Coating||Anodizing|
|SOME TYPICAL APPLICATIONS||Monumental/ High Performance Projects||Non-monumental Projects||Environmentally Friendly, Non-monumental Projects||Any High or Low-rise Application|
|CHARACTERISTICS||Superior colour and gloss retention, corrosion resistance and colour range||A harder and more durable finish.
Reduces scratches & marring in high traffic areas
Slightly less colour & gloss retention and limited in some vivid colours
|Environmentally friendly & solvent free
High Performance & offers superior abrasion resistance to PVDF
Full range of colours available but slightly less colour & gloss retention
|Superior surface hardness, abrasion resistance &am; scratch resistance compared to any other coating
Will not peel or chalk but poor resistance to alkaline & acid.
Inorganic coating is an integral part of the aluminium with limited colour selections
|UNIFORMITY OF FINISH|