Aluminum Coil Anodizing for Architectural Design

Coil Anodized Aluminum has helped architects and designers provide unique aluminum finishes to their clients for decades. Coil anodized aluminum offers a corrosion resistant surface that is not a coating and will never chip, flake or peel; does not contain any hazardous materials, and has an infinite selection of colors and finishes. In this one hour course, design professionals will learn about the coil anodizing process, the unique properties of the aluminum oxide layer, and how this finished aluminum can be applied to a variety of architectural applications.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the differences between coil and batch anodizing; explain how the chemicals used in the anodizing process do not contain hazardous materials such as heavy metals, and that the process waste can be treated for reuse.
  2. Learn about product applications using coil anodized aluminum for both exterior and interior uses and how the natural reflective properties can minimize heat absorption for cool roof and composite wall panel designs. Learn that coil anodized aluminum and coil anodized aluminum processing does not have any detrimental impacts on our health and environment.
  3. Explain the basics of aluminum anodizing, types of anodizing processes, and show that the aluminum oxide layer formed is safe for food and human contact.
  4. List and describe the advantages and disadvantages of coil and batch anodized aluminum. Compare coil anodized aluminum with other metals and coatings used for architectural applications without the use of any halogens or volatile organic compounds like paint.

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