Companies can carry out multiple aluminium surface treatments to improve its performance. Some treatments are used to make this material eye-catching and pleasant to the touch, while others are applied to intensify its properties. Often the goal is to make aluminum more suitable for certain final applications. Thanks to some surface treatments, in fact, this material has often been used both in construction and in other industrial sectors.
Painting: a particularly widespread surface treatment
There are three main aluminium surface treatments: anodizing, painting and decoration. Painting, in particular, has spread since the eighties especially in the building sector thanks to architects and designers who were not satisfied with the classic finishes used up to that time. Over time, lacquered aluminum was no longer chosen only for an aesthetic factor, but also for the wide use that could be made of it. Some paintings, in fact, improve the properties of this material making it suitable for specific uses. Certain coatings can limit the formation of condensation, the proliferation of bacteria or mold.
The anti-corrosion surface treatment is among the most requested. Italcoat can supply lacquered aluminum with coatings that increase the aluminum’s resistance to corrosion. This lacquer may be particularly required in the air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) sector.