Anodized aluminum from Lorin isn’t just one material. Anodizing is an electrochemical process, that is able to create thousands of looks, textures, colors, and finishes that reflect creativity, advanced technology, and environmental responsibility. Anodizing creates a luminous finish that utilizes the unique character of the base metal.
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A semi-specular anodized aluminum finish developed to provide lighting engineers with a high-quality reflective surface that minimizes iridescence while offering additional protection for exterior applications.
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PreMirror® 41 Optima
A ‘high-specular’ anodized aluminum finish developed to provide lighting engineers with an optimum reflective surface offering a minimum 86% total reflectance.
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A ‘specular’ anodized aluminum finish developed to provide lighting engineers with a reflective surface offering a minimum 86% total reflectance and special temper properties that are more ‘formable’ than our PreMirror® 41 material.
Benefits of Anodized Aluminum
- Weight Reduction – Anodized aluminum weighs approximately 60% less than stainless steel, brass, and copper.
- Consistency – The coil anodizing process ensures consistent color from start to finish and edge to edge
- Corrosion Resistance – Anodized aluminum will not patina, rust, or weather, ensuring a long-lasting beautiful finish
- Durability – The anodic layer is three times harder than the aluminum substrate and provides a natural abrasion resistance
- Production Efficiencies – Anodized aluminum arrives clean and ready for immediate fabrication
- Compared to Paint - The translucent oxide layer accentuates the rich metallic appearance of the aluminum and will not peel over time
- Sustainability – Aluminum is 100% recyclable and the anodizing process does not contain any volatile organic compounds
- Fabrication – Anodized aluminum can be roll-formed, stamped, laser engraved, laminated, perforated, welded, embossed and, silk-screened
- Custom Colors – Anodized aluminum can be processed to any color in the visible light spectrum except white
- Clearmatt for Roofs – Anodized aluminum has a higher solar reflective index (SRI) than white painted aluminum
Lorin provides anodized aluminum to realize your architectural dreams. Complete customization meets unmatched longevity to create the design you imagined with ease. Color match any hue, custom order any shape, and realize your aesthetic with durable, sustainable materials 60 percent lighter than competing metals. Deliver design and function simultaneously, beautifully.
Coil anodizing is an electrochemical process, not an applied coating. And because anodizing is as much about art as science, the end result with Lorin is nothing short of magic—nearly limitless design possibilities and coil-loads of efficiencies. The Coil Anodizing Process starts with the highest grade of anodized quality (AQ) metal. Arriving coiled, the raw aluminum is unwound and pulled through a series of tanks, each playing a vital role. It is cleaned, anodized, colored, sealed, then rewound in one continuous process. The material is then cut delivered ready-to-fabricate all in one stop