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.

Naturel anodising

Our anodising layers meet all the quality standards for outdoor use, such as QUALANOD and BS. Alumet has special printing equipment installed to print dates and production numbers on aluminium profiles in order to fulfil the requirements for “Structural Glazing” or “VEC anodise”. The ink form of this inkjet printer is a permanent mark, which is difficult to remove.

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