There are various processes that metals go through when they need to be aesthetically pleasing. Anodising is one of those processes that works for aluminium. Aluminium items go through anodising to improve their durability, quality, and colour stability. The process of anodising aluminium involves the use of an electrical current to form aluminium oxide, which is the surface film of the end product.
The use of negative and positive charges converts molecules into an anodic layer. The concentration of the electrolytes is one of the factors that will affect the quality of the film that forms after the process, which then results in an enhanced metal with an aesthetically pleasing finish with properties that architects use for different applications.
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.