Anodizing is the process of electrochemically controlling, accelerating and enhancing oxidation of an aluminum substrate. The anodizing process, because it is an integral part of the substrate, produces an oxide film that is uniform, hard and protects the rest of the aluminum substrate from deterioration – providing excellent wear and abrasion resistance with minimal maintenance in most environments.
The coating produced is extremely durable, and the hardness of the surface is comparable to a sapphire—the second hardest substance on earth. This characteristic makes anodize an excellent choice for use in high-traffic areas where resistance properties are important.
Anodized aluminum resists the ravages of time, temperature, corrosion, humidity and warping, adding to it’s long life cycle. Anodized aluminum is an inert material that is not combustible, 100% recyclable and poses no health risks.