Architectural Anodize Data Sheet

Process  .  Warranty  .  AAMA Specifications  .  Guide Spec

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architectural-anodize-data-sheet-1Architectural Anodizing combines science with nature to create one of the world’s best metal finishes. The coating produced is extremely durable, and the second hardest substance on earth.

The typical anodizing employed in the architectural industry is called two-step electrolytic.” The actual anodizing and coloring of the aluminum occur in separate steps…    read more

Class I and Class II Anodize

Class I and Class II anodic coatings are designations created by the Aluminum Association for the purpose of codifying the specification of anodized aluminum.

Class I coating has a mil thickness of 0.7 (18 microns) or greater
Class II coating has a minimum mil thickness of 0.4 (10 microns)

Class I coating is a high performance anodic finish used primarily for exterior building products and other products that must withstand continuous outdoor exposure. read more

Strengths of Anodizeimg_0137

  • Durability, abrasion resistance
  • Metal appearance
  • Excellent weatherability (Class I)
  • Color stability
  • Non-hazardous, produces no harmful or dangerous by-products

Anodize Warranty

Linetec’s documented testing allow us to offer warranties of 5 years, on Class I Anodize finishing, with confidence that your product will perform as intended.

In some cases, with prior approval and a minimal up-charge, Linetec can offer an extended anodize warranty up to 10 years.  read more

AAMA Specifications

In order to ensure the anodize performance expected for an architectural / commercial application, AAMA 611-14 specification should be referenced along with the anodize color.

Beyond the stringent standards and regulations, Linetec offers a downloadable guide spec with specifiable differences that contribute to a project’s long life, durability and sustainability.  read more

Cleaning and Maintaining your Aluminum Finish Guide

damaged_anodize-mcdonalds-door-brickwashThis paper discusses the recommended care of painted and anodized finishes on architectural metal and examines three levels of concern: care and cleaning, minor repairs, and more complex refinishing.   read more  

Visit Linetec’s booth at the ALA Midwest Architecture Conference October 6

Banner-ALA-WereExhibRedSq-2015What critical challenges are you facing in your current projects? We’d love to hear about them!

Stop by our booth for your copy of a 3-part Masterformat Shop-Applied Metal Finishes Guide Specification.

Come visit Linetec at ALA’s 2015 Midwest Architecture Conference, booth 208, Oct 6 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook, IL.  For show hours and more information about the expo, please visit www.alatoday.org

Linetec’s online Architectural Resource Center offers AIA/CES courses, “Select and Spec” tool, guide specifications

ArchResourceImage-withLinetec-WEB2Helping architects and the building community better understand architectural finishing, Linetec’s Architectural Resource Center’s online resources include on-demand continuing education courses and tools for simplifying coatings selection and specification.

  • As a registered American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) provider, Linetec offers “Introduction to Coatings: Field Performance and the Application Process” and “Choosing Sustainable Finishes.” Participants can earn 0 Learning Units (LUs) for successfully completing both courses. These programs are available as either an in-person presentation or as a self-guided online course.
  • Linetec’s online “Select and Spec” tool allows visitors to browse color palettes LINETEC_colorsampleguide4
    and order painted aluminum samples. Organized into eight color families with interactive “chips,” the user clicks on a chip to see a larger image and order up to five samples. These 3.5-by-2-inch painted metal samples are mailed to the contact information provided by the user. Each sample is labeled with an “LT” paint code for reference when specifying the finish for future architectural projects.

Visitors to Linetec.com’s Architectural Resource Center also can:

  • Download Guide Specifications for high-performance architectural coatings,
  • Request paint sample color chips,
  • Learn about sustainable design considerations,
  • Watch informative videos,
  • Read Linetec’s blog for technical tips, project highlights and industry news, and
  • Subscribe to Linetec’s educational newsletter received by 15,000 architects.

“Fitting into architects’ busy schedules, these resources, self-guided programs and tools are available at their convenience 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. And, the content remains online for sharing and future reference by all.

For more information about Linetec’s AIA/CES courses, paint and anodize finishes, or other services, please call 888-717-1472, email sales@linetec.com or visit http://www.linetec.com.

Download Guide Specifications for high-performance architectural coatings,Request paint sample color chips,.

Guide Specification for High-Performance Architectural Coatings

Linetec Guide SpecificaitonA new guide specification for factory-applied metal finishes, “Section 05 0513 Shop Applied Coatings for Metal 3-part Guide Specification,” is available for download from Linetec’s online Architect Resources section of its website.

Prepared according to the principles of Construction Specification Institute and Construction Specifications Canada (CSI/CSC), the guide specification reflects MasterFormat™ titles and numbers as of April 2011. Linetec’s six-page document coordinates with Division 01 to address various sections pertaining to both polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) liquid paint coatings and anodize finishes for aluminum railings, metalwork, frames, louvers, sun screens, roof and wall panels, doors and entrances, windows and skylights, storefronts, curtainwalls, and more.

As the first-known, non-propriety guide spec offering concise language for selecting and specifying high-performance PVDF and anodize finishing in CSI three-part format for shop-applied metal finishes, this spec goes beyond the stringent standards and regulations, It offers specifiable differences that contribute to a projects long life, durability, and in turn lowers risk or involved.

This trusted, standard format improves communication among all parties involved in commercial, architectural and institutional projects. It provides consistent documentation for architects to include in the project manual and bid requests they send to contractors. This allows them to evaluate the products and services that meet the required specifications and will achieve their design goals. This helps project teams meet owners’ requirements, timelines and budgets, and in turn, lowers risk for all involved.

Download a free copy of “Section 05 0513 Shop Applied Coatings for Metal 3-part Guide Specification” and learn more about Linetec’s architectural resources

Guide Specification for High-Performance Architectural Coatings

A new guide specification for factory-applied PVDF (Kynar®) and anodize finishes, Section 05 0513 Shop Applied Coatings for Metal, is available for download in 3-part CSI MasterFormat, from Linetec’s online Architect Resource Center.

Product finishing has always been a part of a project guide specification, but merely as a short description of the desired coating.  This guide specification not only ensures that the desired finish is specified, but also that the finish is applied with the best practices and technologies to guarantee the most durable, sustainable, and environmentally-friendly finish for your project.

Formatted in Word and Word Perfect to be easily incorporated in your firm’s master specification and used as a basis for developing project specifications, this written guide specification delivers complete and concise aluminum finishing information.

The three parts of Linetec’s new guide specification are:

  • Part 1 – General – references for industry-specific standards; submittals to minimize liability; quality assurance including instructions for proper delivery, storage and handling; and warranties
  • Part 2 – Products – acceptable applicators and shop-applied finishes
  • Part 3 – Execution – adjusting for touch-up, cleaning after installation, and developing a schedule for shop-applied finishes

Download 05 0513 Shop-Applied Coatings for Metal guide specification in Word or Word Perfect from Linetec’s Architectural Resource Center.

This non-proprietary guide specification offers specifiable differences and best practices ensuring long-life and durability for your architectural projects.