Aluminum is one of the most used metals in the industrial supply chain. It is widely appreciated for its lightness, durability and corrosion resistance. We can improve Aluminum yield and performance, using specific industrial processes that enhance aluminum technical features. Using aluminum surface treatments we can impress specific properties – mechanical or aesthetic – on the top of the metal. The main purpose is to improve aluminum yield, extending over time the durability of the final product. In this article, we are going to focus on three aluminum surface treatments made by Italcoat. These industrial treatments are useful to improve the performance of aluminum semi-finished products for the manufacturing supply chain.
Improving Aluminum Performance Using Painting
Aluminum coating is a surface treatment for coating aluminum coils and sheets with lacquers. So, we get a semi-finished product with better corrosion resistance and the right color. People often call this treatment as “aluminum coloring” for emphasizing the final color. But, painting treatment is much more: for example, through hydrophobic laquers it’s possible to waterproof prepainted aluminum, making it much more resistant to atmospheric agents. Conversely, using hydrophilic varnishes we can produce some components such as heat exchangers fins. These hydrophilic coated aluminum can absorb the excess of humidity, preventing the negative effects of moisture on heat exchanger’s performance.
Main Uses of Brushing Aluminum
Brushing Aluminum is an industrial process that prepares the semi-finished product to the following surface treatments, improving the aesthetic features of the metal. We have already written in our page dedicated to the brushed aluminum how the process is particularly required in building and interior decoration markets.
The Aluminum Polymer Coating for the Industrial Supply Chain
The polymer coating for aluminum is an industrial process to form a very thin elastic polymer sheath to protect aluminum coil from external agents. It is also used to improve the aluminum smoothness. Applications of this treatment are many: aluminum polymer coating for the industrial supply chain is required in automotive market, interior design, food industry and packaging applications.
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