Finishing & Packaging


We offer an endless variety of attractive, durable finishing techniques to protect or enhance your extruded aluminum products appearance. From mechanical finishing to anodizing, powder coating and painting, we can match any color solution.

  • Hard Coat
  • Gold Brite Dip
  • Powder Coating
  • Silk Screening
  • Chrome Conversion Coating
  • Polishing
  • Brushing
  • Sanding
  • Clear and Brite Dip
  • Clear and Color Anodizing

Anodizing up to 40 ft. lengths: Clear, Gold, Bronze, Black, including Bright Dip and Special Colors.

Length requirements are dependent on anodize type.

Fiber coating up to 45 ft. lengths.

Powder Coating to 35 ft. lengths: PPG: Polycron & Duracron.

Mechanical Finishes

Mechanical Brushing for picture frames, shower and tube enclosures, etc.

Sanding for similar to brushed finish with grains from very fine to heavy.

Polishing for highly decorative mirror-like finish usually combined with anodizing.

Bead blasting & hammering for a worn, rustic look to your extrusions.

Tumbling for a completely deburred part with smooth corners.


Clear & color - 10 minute to 1 hour anodize - up to 40-foot lengths.

Two step - three shades of bronze or black - up to 40-foot lengths.

Clear brite dip - decorative finish with silver appearance- up to 21-foot lengths.

Gold brite dip - decorative finish with brass appearance- up to 21-foot lengths.

Hardcoat - type iii, class 1 and 2- up to .002" thickness and 20-foot lengths.


Chromate conversion coatings - clear and yellow- mill specifications- paint preparatory finishes.

Regular and electrostatic painted finishes - including polyester and acrylic finishes.

Kynar - high performance finish for exterior applications in polyester, epoxies, hybrids and polyurethanes.

Silk screening - custom screen printing to complete your part.


Powder Coating

Polyesters (TGIC free)

TGIC free polyester based powder coatings are designed for the exterior environment, offering excellent light and weather resistance from a single coat finish on a variety of substrates. The enhanced heat resistance makes them ideal for use where color retention on surfaces exposed to continuous heat is required.


Epoxy based powder coatings are designed to give optimum mechanical performance and exceptional protective qualities on fabrications and components where long term exposure to ultraviolet light or exterior weathering is not anticipated.

Epoxy/polyesters (hybrids)

Epoxy/polyester hybrid powder coatings offer improved color, ultraviolet light and heat stability when compared to pure epoxies. They maintain an optimum combination of decorative and protective qualities.


Thermosetting polyurethane powder will provide excellent corrosion resistance and flexibility properties with good gloss and color retention when subjected to outdoor weathering conditions.

Northern States Metals has the capability and equipment to handle all labeling and Packaging requirements.

  • Boxing
  • Bar Coding
  • Custom Packaging
  • Export Packaging
  • Shrink Wrapping
  • E-commerce


  • Design assistance
  • Mill trucks
  • Efficient modern low-overhead plant
  • Non-union plant

Just A Few Advantages

  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Extraordinary corrosion resistance
  • Cost-efficient material
  • Flexibility
  • Turnkey total product
  • Stronger alloys
  • Light-weight
  • Easily joined
  • Simply formed

Key Contacts

Butch Ilievski
VP of Sales
Tel: (440) 503-2733
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General Inquiries
Tel: (330) 799-7782  
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