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  • Liquid Paints
  • Powder Paints
  • Anodizing
  • Mechanical & Chemical

Resin - serves as binder that forms paint film
Pigment - provides color
Solvents - maintain liquid state and influence application
Additives - effect flow, cure and surface appearance

Polyester - typically high solids with good flexibility
Acrylic - conventional solids with good hardness
Silicone - modified polyester-medium solids with better weathering
Fluoropolymer - best weathering

Powder Finishes

Resin & crosslinker serve as binder that forms paint film
Pigments provide color
Additives affect fluidization & application properties

Polyester, Modified polyester, Fluoropolymer


An electrochemical process that enhances the aluminum’s natural oxide surface layer by forming an even more durable oxide film that can have a variety of colors.

AAMA Specifications
AAMA 611
AAMA 612

Mechanical and Chemical Surface Treatments

  • Buffed & burnished to a mirror like finish
  • Abrasive blasted to a rough texture appearance
  • Caustic Etch - uses a caustic solution to give a silver-white appearance
  • Floride Etch - uses a fluoride solution to give a matte appearance

Bright Dip - polished first then chemical treated to yield a bright mirror like finish usually anodize afterwards to add a protective layer and/or add color