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  • A3 Surfaces anti-microbial aluminum anodizing surface finishing

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    A3 Surfaces Continues Its Development of Antimicrobial Anodized Aluminum

    A3 Surfaces is currently constructing a new plant in Saguenay, Québec, Canada. The plant will enable the company to research and manufacture antimicrobial anodized aluminum, a proprietary technology that is unique in the world. This technology aims to become a key factor in the fight against viral or bacterial disease transmission through a self-disinfecting biocidal surface […]

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    Podcast Series Presents ‘All Things Anodizing’

    The Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) is introducing a new podcast series called Ano-Talk: All Things Anodizing, which aims to educate and inform both anodizing industry professionals and end users. The series will delve into topics covering a wide range of information about anodizing. The audio format will give the AAC another convenient way to reach its various […]

  • Cisart Alumet aluminum extrusion anodizing line

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    Alumet Starts Up New Anodizing Line in the Netherlands

    Alumet commissioned an aluminum anodizing line at its newly constructed facility in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands. The facility will enable the company to meet increasing demand for anodization, as well as make it possible to introduce bright anodizing and new colors. The production facility includes a total surface area of 10,000 sq m, with an 850 […]

  • SAT North America CUBE powder coating line

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    INTEX to Install State-of-the-Art Powder Coating Line

    International Extrusions, Inc. (INTEX) plans to install a new state-of-the-art powder coating line at its extrusion facility in Garden City, Michigan. This installation will enable the company to expand its production of high quality powder coated profiles for the architectural and other industries. Since 1937, INTEX has built a strong reputation in the field of aluminum […]

  • Anodized aluminum used on the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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    ARTICLE: Anodizing Conditions and Their Myriad Effects on Finish Quality

    By Dr. George N. Oh, Nathan Sheffield, and Yechan Kang, Quaker Houghton, Metal Finishing Group. Abstract Quality of anodized aluminum, both mechanical and aesthetic, is affected by a number of parameters. Two parameters that have larger effects on finish and quality are anodize temperature and current density. This study shows that these parameters affect coating […]

  • Figure 1. A3 Surfaces has developed an antimicrobial treatment for aluminum, which can significantly reduce the spread of bacterial or viral infections from surfaces such as door handles. (Photo: Alexan Tremblay, Les Films de La Baie.)

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    ARTICLE: Fighting the Impact of Disease with Antimicrobial Anodized Aluminum

    Hospital-acquired infections (called nosocomial infections) are a common problem, causing the deaths of around 8-12,000 people per year in Canada and around 80,000 people per year in the U.S. A3 Surfaces, a start-up based in Saguenay, Quebec, Canada, is focused on making the world a safer place by eliminating cross contamination in healthcare institutions with […]

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    Linetec’s Copper Anodize Façade Shines in Silicon Valley

    Mountain View Corporate Center (MVCC) in California’s Silicon Valley invested in Linetec’s Copper Anodize panel façade to update their three buildings. The MVCC (owned by Rockwood Capital) hopes to attract and retain high-tech tenants with the new attractive exteriors. To achieve the intended appearance, Linetec finished more than 23,000 sq ft of aluminum panels in […]

  • Aluminios Cortizo Installs Vertical Powder Coating Line from SAT

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    Aluminios Cortizo Installs Vertical Powder Coating Line

    Aluminios Cortizo, headquartered in Padrón, Galicia, Spain, installed a vertical powder coating line at its production unit in Manzanares, Spain. With this latest installation, the company operates a total of 15 powder coating plants capable of providing an extensive color range, from classic finished to specialized coatings. This is the tenth surface treatment line that SAT has supplied […]