Anodising is an electrochemical process which converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, wear-resistant oxide layer. This aluminium oxide is not applied to the surface like coating or plating, but is fully integrated with the underlying aluminium substrate. This means it cannot chip or peel. It has a highly ordered, porous structure which allows secondary processes such as colouring. Our anodising layers meet all the quality standards for outdoor use, such as QUALANOD and BS.

Alumet anodises aluminium in colour and gloss

Our colour range includes 1 grey tone. We do not use pigments, but metals to obtain the grey colour. By depositing metals in the pores and then electrochemically modify the pores (interference anodising), we can obtain the colour dark grey, anthracite. Grey anodising is 100% UV resistant and will remain sparkling for a long time.

Advantages

  • Attractive appearance retaining metal character
  • Durable, corrosion-resistant and colourfast
  • High solar reflectivity, Cool Buildings
  • LCA, expected lifespan of more than 80 years
  • 20 year guarantee on all colours Qualanod
  • 40 year guarantee on all colours BS 3987
  • Low maintenance
  • Easy to recycle (Cradle to Cradle)
  • Easy to reuse (Circular Economy