Process . Warranty . AAMA Specifications . Guide Spec
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Architectural Anodizing combines science with nature to create one of the world’s best metal finishes. The coating produced is extremely durable, and the second hardest substance on earth.
The typical anodizing employed in the architectural industry is called two-step electrolytic.” The actual anodizing and coloring of the aluminum occur in separate steps… read more
Class I and Class II Anodize
Class I and Class II anodic coatings are designations created by the Aluminum Association for the purpose of codifying the specification of anodized aluminum.
Class I coating has a mil thickness of 0.7 (18 microns) or greater
Class II coating has a minimum mil thickness of 0.4 (10 microns)
Class I coating is a high performance anodic finish used primarily for exterior building products and other products that must withstand continuous outdoor exposure. read more
Strengths of Anodize
- Durability, abrasion resistance
- Metal appearance
- Excellent weatherability (Class I)
- Color stability
- Non-hazardous, produces no harmful or dangerous by-products
Linetec’s documented testing allow us to offer warranties of 5 years, on Class I Anodize finishing, with confidence that your product will perform as intended.
In some cases, with prior approval and a minimal up-charge, Linetec can offer an extended anodize warranty up to 10 years. read more
In order to ensure the anodize performance expected for an architectural / commercial application, AAMA 611-14 specification should be referenced along with the anodize color.
Beyond the stringent standards and regulations, Linetec offers a downloadable guide spec with specifiable differences that contribute to a project’s long life, durability and sustainability. read more
Cleaning and Maintaining your Aluminum Finish Guide
This paper discusses the recommended care of painted and anodized finishes on architectural metal and examines three levels of concern: care and cleaning, minor repairs, and more complex refinishing. read more