Basic Metals service center offers a variety of anodized aluminum options in both sheet and coil. Anodized Aluminum is stronger and more durable than mill finish aluminum. Anodizing involves an aluminum coil or sheet being placed into a chemical acid bath. An electrical current is passed through the acid, causing the surface to oxidize. The oxidation forms a strong coating on the surface of the aluminum.
Anodized aluminum is commonly found in applications where the material may be exposed to the elements. It is also found in kitchen equipment like pots and pans because the material distributes heat evenly.
Anodized Aluminum has increased corrosion resistance due to the electrically charged sulfuric acid bath it passes through. Anodizing provides a naturally beautiful surface and is available in a number of anodized finishes and colors.