Tubelite Inc.'s copper anodize finish creates a striking visual effect that retains its bright metallic appearance, while extending the environmentally-responsible, low-maintenance benefits of its storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylight control systems.
Ideal for the Southwestern aesthetic and for historically-influenced design palettes, the copper anodize withstands extreme environments and the trials of time, the company says. Providing superior abrasion resistance and durability, the anodize finish is applied and tested to meet all AAMA 611 Class 1 specifications. This eco-friendly finish will not reveal its age with a patina.
Offered as a standard color choice, no custom color-matching is necessary. No clear coat or periodic lacquer treatments are required to preserve its copper color. There are no limits on shapes or quantities and the finish can be applied to both aluminum sheets and extrusions. Once installed, there is no need to worry about run-off stains or galvanic corrosion from copper ions.
The copper anodize creates a soft, matte finish that helps hide small imperfections that may occur on the surface of recycled aluminum. All of Tubelite's architectural products are manufactured using EcoLuminum, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition. The company claims that EcoLuminum consumes 95% less energy to produce than standard billet.
The eco-friendly anodize finish is also designed to reduce energy use and produces up to 90% less waste than traditional anodize processes.
To learn more about EcoLuminum by Tubelite and its eco-friendly finishes, please visit www.tubeliteinc.com.