Aluminum is a remarkable and versatile type of metal, offering many benefits with signature properties such as malleability, lighter weight metal alternative, and properties such as corrosion and rust resistance with the right protective coatings. Color-coated aluminum coil is used in numerous applications where manufactured aluminum composite panels and products are required.
What Is Color Coated Aluminum Coil?
Color-coated aluminum coil is a lightweight construction material that offers good workability and an aesthetic appearance. Coated aluminum coil typically consists of an aluminum-manganese-magnesium alloy, which provides greater flexibility, oxidation, improved tensile strength, and corrosion resistance than common aluminum material. The aluminum is treated through a coil coating process where a continuous application of color coating treatment is applied.
Aluminum coil is among the softest grades of aluminum, with approximately 99.5% of aluminum content. Typically, the higher the aluminum content, the softer the coil. Aluminum coil is adaptable to various processing methods, including welding, making it popular for various types of panels. Typical aluminum will not rust as quickly as iron, although it offers little resistance to corrosion and is more active when exposed to air than most metals.
Color-coated aluminum coil provides long-lasting resistance to UV exposure, water, and wind, significantly extending service life and sustainability with a potential lifespan of more than 20 years. The coating is applied to either one or both sides as the sheet aluminum moves through the coil coating equipment, where it is then dried and cured. Color-coated aluminum coil is typically used for interior and outdoor decoration and building construction applications.
Due to its lightweight and anticorrosion properties, the coated aluminum coil can be processed directly and provides beautiful effects in many markets, including decoration, residential and commercial architecture.
Where Is Coated Aluminum Coil Used?
Color-coated aluminum coil is versatile and suitable for use in many markets. Some of the most common applications of coated aluminum coil panels and veneers include:
- Roofing, gutter, and downspout products
- Aluminum panels for construction
- Interior decoration, including walls, ceilings, kitchens, and bathrooms
- Exterior decoration and protection of a roof, pillar, exterior walls, and canopies
- Insulation applications
- Advertising boards and signs
Custom Coatings for Aluminum Coil Coating
It is critical to use the right type of coatings for aluminum coil-coated products to achieve proper adhesion and long-lasting protection. Universal Chemicals & Coatings, Inc., UNICHEM, is a custom coating and adhesive supplier offering high-quality coatings proven in a broad range of applications. We offer more than 50 years of experience in designing, engineering, and manufacturing high-performance coatings for high-quality and efficient coil coating applications.
We partner with our customers to analyze your product functionality requirements and processing parameters to ensure the most effective and efficient coating technology for your application. UNICHEM is an ISO9001:2015 registered supplier, following strict quality policies and internal proprietary quality procedures. We perform rigorous performance testing onsite, including accelerated weathering tests for exposure to UV rays, salt, and other environmental factors.
UNICHEM is a leading custom coatings and adhesives supplier with over 50 years of experience in developing coatings to meet product performance criteria with process optimization. We offer a wide array of specialty coatings and technologies, such as antimicrobial coatings and enhanced scuff resistance. Contact us with any questions and to speak with an engineer about color-coated aluminum coil coatings.