Anodized aluminum refers to a type of aluminum that has undergone an electrolytic process to create a protective oxide layer on its surface. This process involves immersing the aluminum in an acid electrolyte bath and applying an electrical current to the metal. As a result, the surface of the aluminum becomes more durable, corrosion-resistant, and scratch-resistant.
Durability – more durable and scratch-resistant than untreated aluminum, making it ideal for harsh environments.
Non-toxic – does not react with food, making it a popular choice for cookware and food processing equipment.
Corrosion resistance – The anodizing process creates a protective layer on the surface of the aluminum that resists corrosion and oxidation.
Cascadia Metals currently offers 10 colours in an anodized finish. AlumaPlus SL, Black Anodized, Bright Brush Clear, Clear Anodized, Commercial Clear, Light Bronze, Medium Bronze, Dark Bronze, L.A. Extra Dark Bronze, and Specular Lighting.
Anodized aluminum is often used in various applications such as in the manufacturing of cookware, electronic casings, architectural products, and automotive parts. It can come in a variety of colors and finishes, making it a popular choice for decorative purposes as well.