Lorin Anodized Aluminum is a Sustainable and Durable Solution for Architects

By Steven Soderberg, Lorin Industries, Inc.

Lorin highlights its full range of anodized aluminum, featuring ClearMatt® and BlackMatt® Architectural Class I finishes. Lorin’s line of anodized aluminum is defined by its environmentally friendly and durable design, making it a sustainable solution that benefits both the planet and your next architectural project.

From ceiling systems and signage to commercial appliances and interior automotive trims, Lorin anodized aluminum serves a wide variety of commercial applications. These metals can also be used for honeycomb panels, elevator trim and decorative panels, aluminum composite panels, standing seam roof systems, and decorative column colors.

A heavy emphasis on environmental responsibility defines Lorin’s anodized aluminum. Aluminum is the most abundant element in the earth’s crust, so utilizing it does not deplete the earth’s precious natural resources. It is also 100% recyclable, such that it does not lead to unnecessary waste. Moreover, anodized aluminum and the anodizing process do not contain any volatile organic compounds.

Lorin’s anodized ClearMatt®, an industry leader for cool roofs for LEED, also is distinguished for its sustainable design. This is because ClearMatt®, when used for cool roofs, helps architects to reduce up-front costs for HVAC systems that no longer need to be as robust in addition to back end savings for reduced energy consumption. It also has a higher solar reflectance index (SRI) value than white painted aluminum, meaning living comfortably with less energy costs. This is in line with Lorin’s mission to promote materials that are sustainable in order to help protect our planet.

This line of anodized aluminum from Lorin does not only benefit the planet, but it also enhances your project. Lorin anodized aluminum is consistent, corrosion resistant, and durable. Consistent color from start to finish and edge to edge of the aluminum coil is ensured by the coil anodizing process, such that all parts will match. Anodized aluminum also will not patina like copper, rust like steel, or weather like brass, enabling the metal to be corrosion resistant and remain untarnished through the years. Further, the anodic layer is incredibly durable, being three times harder than the aluminum itself, which provides natural abrasion resistance.

Architects no longer feel like they need to choose between environmental responsibility and quality when choosing their metals. Indeed, Lorin anodized aluminums allow you to protect the planet while you perfect your next project.

For more information about Lorin anodized aluminum applications within the construction and architectural industries, visit https://www.lorin.com/Architectural.

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