Lorin Industries, Inc., the global industry leader in the innovation and production of coil anodized aluminum, announces the superior physical characteristics of coil anodized aluminum, providing greater durability and aesthetics than other metal products. The coil anodizing process pioneered by Lorin protects aluminum from oxidation, scratching, and other hazards far better than natural oxidizing, and offers far greater protection than is available for other metals.
While aluminum creates its own protective oxide layer naturally, coil anodizing is an electro-chemical process that grows the aluminum oxide layer from the base aluminum, bonding it to the aluminum at the molecular level. It is not a coating; it is part of the aluminum! Therefore, it cannot chalk, chip, flake or peel like coatings or paint often do. The anodizing process produces an anodic layer 2,500-25,000 times thicker than that of the naturally occurring oxide layer providing far greater corrosion and abrasion resistance than other metals or coatings.
Controlling the oxidation process through continuous coil anodizing creates a clear, translucent aluminum oxide layer that shows off the beauty of the natural metal. This anodic layer can also be colored, allowing the products to be given a specific look, even simulating other natural metals. Additionally, because this layer is created through the continuous coil process, the color and finish are consistent over every square inch of the aluminum. And, unlike painted or coated products, Lorin Anodized Aluminum will not chip, flake or peel.
The translucent crystalline structure of the anodic layer allows the metal to reflect and refract light in ways that other metals, paints, or coatings cannot match. This helps the material, and thus any product made with it, come alive. This crystalline aluminum oxide layer is actually part of the corundum family of gemstones like a sapphire, and is second only to diamonds in terms of hardness, leading to lasting beauty, performance and durability.