Northern States Metals offers an endless variety of attractive, durable aluminum finishing techniques to protect your product or enhance its appearance. Some of our aluminum finishes include: mechanical finishing, aluminum powder coating, various anodized finishes, polishing, brushing, sanding, Brite Dip and painting. Let us help you determine what finish is best for your product and its intended use. We can match any color you can dream of!
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.
Hard Coat Aluminum Anodizing – Type III, class 1 and 2 – up to .002″ thickness and 20-foot lengths.
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 include your company’s name or logo and complete your part.
Aluminum 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.
Polyurethanes – Thermosetting polyurethane powder will provide excellent corrosion resistance and flexibility properties with good gloss and color retention when subjected to outdoor weathering conditions.
Epoxies – 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.
Mechanical Aluminum Finishes
Sanding for finishes similar to brushed finish with grains from very fine to heavy.
Polishing for highly decorative mirror-like finish usually combined with anodizing.
Mechanical Brushing for picture frames, shower/tub enclosures, etc.
Bead Blasting & Hammering for a worn, rustic look to your extrusions.
Tumbling for a completely deburred part with smooth corners.