There are many fascinating attributes connected with aluminum, which is why it is one of the most used metals on the planet. However, perhaps the most intriguing is its ability to form a natural layer of protection against abrasion and corrosion. This naturally occurring oxide layer will even repair itself if any damage is done, such as cutting or fabricating the aluminum parts, products, or components. Depending on the intended use of the extruded aluminum, some of our clients choose to add custom aluminum coating solutions to provide even more protection. In addition to protecting the metal from exposure to chemicals, corrosive environments, and abrasions, there are other advantages to powder-coating treatments or painting aluminum extrusion.
Finishing Can Enhance Function
It is essential to consider the application of the parts, components, and products that we create out of extruded aluminum at Silver City Aluminum. This insight helps us to make suggestions to clients for extra services or applications that can enhance the abilities of the finished product. One example would be a railing or handle that is used outdoors. Certain finishing solutions, including powder-coating treatments, can provide extra grip or non-slip features that will help to improve safety or make the product more valuable to the user. We offer complete custom aluminum coating solutions for our customers at Silver City Aluminum at our Southeastern Massachusetts facility. Painting aluminum extrusion or adding texture through powder-coating and anodizing can really help to create an aesthetic finish while improving protection from corrosion.
The powder-coating treatments that we offer can provide both function and flair, allowing our clients to further customize the finished look and feel of the product. This is an optional extra step that may not be needed in all instances. If you are interested in learning more about our custom aluminum coating solutions or would like to discuss whether these treatments are necessary for the intended use of your extruded aluminum parts, products, and components, contact our team directly. You can speak with one of our customer service staff or talk with one of our trained technicians to receive a truly professional consultation on the benefits of the finishing options available. We work with several different powder coaters and anodizers to provide our clients with a finish that provides the results that they desire without significantly impacting the lead time. We can offer these services for small or big runs once the fabrication is complete. Choose from clear, black, or multi-color anodizing and powder-coating, depending on your needs.
Top Quality Painting Services
At Silver City Aluminum, our painting services for extruded aluminum go above and beyond what you might imagine in the way of adding paint to a finished part, component, or product. Our facility has a Polycron paint line, which runs almost non-stop, in order to best meet the needs of our customers. Our goal is to strive for perfection in all of our custom aluminum coating solutions services, achieving a consistent color application by the talents of our highly skilled technicians. We also focus on providing top-rated adhesion to meet the requirements and standards of every industry we serve. We are able to provide painting services for items up to 20 feet in length. We use a vertical electrostatic Polycron line, which applies the paint at approximately 2mils wet in thickness. We constantly monitor and hand-check the parts as they pass through the line to ensure a consistent color application from ceiling to floor. We cure our painted aluminum materials through a baking process in one of our special custom ovens.
One of the ways that we go above and beyond to ensure satisfaction with our custom aluminum coating solutions is the pre-treat finish that we use before painting aluminum extrusion parts. Our pre-treat process includes a four-stage system, which features an etching, a clean wash, a neutralizing wash, and a standard pre-wash to help guarantee excellent adhesion to the aluminum materials for long-lasting results. Our Polycron application is then provided after the pre-wash process is complete. To learn more about our powder-coating treatments and options for painting aluminum extrusion, contact our team directly by calling 508-542-7200. We can answer any questions you might have about painting or powder-coating extruded aluminum and help you place your order for standard or custom aluminum extrusion services.