Aluminum touches everyone’s life in the U.S. from our beverages to our buildings. Aluminum is strong, corrosion resistant, easy to machine and also one of the most recycled materials on the planet. In fact, the Aluminum Association reports that 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today.
Recognized as one of the most energy-efficient and sustainable construction materials, aluminum is shaped into numerous architectural products . Typically, aluminum is extruded into profiles that form the sturdy framing members for curtainwall, storefront, entrance and window systems as well as interior light shelves, handrails, exterior wall cladding, sun shades, canopies and more. For metal roofing, soffits, fascia and interior wall cladding, flat sheets of aluminum are commonly fabricated into panels, planks and other products.
As a single-source solution for both aluminum extrusion and flat sheet, Linetec provides a choice of architectural finishes and services that enhance your products’ appearance, durability and longevity. For finished aluminum products installed in high-traffic, high-touch applications, we also offer coatings with antimicrobial protection to help prevent unpleasant odors, unsightly stains or physical deterioration of the finished metal surface.
Antimicrobial coatings can be especially important in public buildings and common spaces, such as health care facilities, educational campuses, apartment buildings, senior living facilities, lobbies, waiting rooms and entries. Wherever finished aluminum surfaces that are frequently touched and highly visible, antimicrobial coatings can provide additional protection against the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria and other microbes.
Both extrusion and flat sheet are finished to meet the highest performance standard – AAMA 2605,. Linetec’s antimicrobial coatings are formulated using 70% PVDF resin-based fluoropolymer finishing systems, applied in our quality-controlled paint facility and backed with our standard 10-year warranty.
For your quick turn-around needs, Linetec’s stock flat sheet finished in standard colors, can shipped as fast as four days. For your more complex projects, extrusions not only can be finished with antimicrobial coatings in nearly any color, they also can be stretch formed into curved shapes and thermally improved to further support buildings’ energy-efficiency and sustainable goals.
To learn more about Linetec’s antimicrobial specialty coatings, please visit our webpage. For personalized assistance in selecting sustainable finish options, please contact your local representative.