Anodized profile production
Anodized profile is becoming more and more in-demand in construction, furniture industry and design, it is in incredible demand among those who value high-quality durable and reliable materials.
From olden times aluminum has been famous for the property of self-protection against oxidation and corrosion, creating the thin protective film around itself while being in contact with oxygen. But this natural protection is so undurable that it is destroyed every time, not enduring mechanical impact on aluminum goods from outside. At the present moment there exists the opportunity to create such a natural protection by the plant way, using modern industrial technologies, but this protection will be more durable and not exposed to any impact.
Anodized profile is the aluminum product, covered with durable oxide layer with splendid esthetic properties.
Anodizing is the labor-intensive and energy intensive process, consisting of several stages:
- Treatment and degreasing with a help of alkaline solution
- Etching with a help of sulfuric acid for more thorough treatment
- Anodizing process itself with a help of electrolytes
- Electrolytic coating
- Compaction of profile owing to closing of pores
There are several types of anodized profile, depending on presence or absence of decorative coating of various colors (silver, different shades of gold, shades of brown, pearl or natural aluminum color).
Advantages of anodized profile
Anodized profile has a lot of advantages that have led it to the positions of leader among similar materials. But the most significant advantages are the following ones:
It is not exposed to corrosion processes.
The film, put with a help of anodizing, is not cracked and it is not flaked even during permanent exposure of moisture.
It does not need additional expensive treatment for decoration because initially it is very attractive.
Scope of anodized profile
Anodized profile is actively used in construction. It is used while creating windows, doors, different stands, partitions, balcony frames, suspended ceilings, while creating complicated façade structures. The profile is in demand in furniture industry when making built-in wardrobes, as well as in design, as decorative trimming elements. It is difficult to list all the variants of this material use, it has become so popular among masters of different branches and directions who find new opportunities for it every day.