Environmental stability is a huge trend in architecture in today’s society. It helps ensure that each structure minimises the negative environmental impact of buildings through the use of sustainable materials. Aluminium, in particular, is known for its environmental advantages. To further improve its qualities and suitability to architectural applications, builders often prefer to anodise aluminium. This process of anodising enhances aluminium’s environmental benefits.
The environmental advantage of anodising aluminium starts at its process. It is a strictly water-based procedure that does not use volatile organic compounds which can be potentially harmful to the environment. Its resistance to fire also means that it will not produce flames or emit toxic fumes. At about 660 degrees Celsius or 1,220 degrees Fahrenheit, it only melts.