Anodic Colorized Finishes are stainless steel substrates finished with a thin oxide film and are designed for use in architectural applications. Visually, the oxide film tints the stainless steel with a given color but allows the surface characteristics of the substrate finish to remain visible. Anodic Colorized Finishes can be used in a variety of applications, including wall panels, coping and trim. 

The chromium oxide film is produced electrochemically. Unlike paints coatings, the finish is not reactive to ultraviolet light. For exterior applications in marine or other more corrosive environments, a higher alloy substrate should be used. It should be noted that the visual appearance of anodic colors vary and the designer must anticipate this variability when considering these products. For applications that require more visual uniformity or are subjected to pedestrian traffic, like elevators and entryways, consideration should be given to specifying Vapor Deposition Colorized stainless steel (please refer to the corresponding Data Sheet). As always, if there is any doubt as to the suitability of our products to a given application or environment, please contact a representative.

Grade Selection
The long-term performance of Anodic Colorized Finishes is dependent on proper grade selection. In most environments, Type 304 will be sufficient to prevent corrosion. (Please refer to our Product Data Sheets for highlights of chemical analyses and properties for specific substrates and finishes.)

Pounds Per Piece
Thickness (in.) x Width (in.) x Length (in.) x .292

Available Sizes
.015 - .120" thick in widths up to 48" are available in lengths up to 96". Some products can be produced in longer lengths. Please contact a Contrarian Metal Resources Product Consultant for details.

Fire Resistance
Since stainless steel is dimensionally stable up to 2000°F, Anodic Colorized Finishes provide an added measure of protection in the event of a fire.

Anodic Colorized Stainless Steel Finishes are supplied to ASTM (American Society for the Testing of Materials) commercial tolerances.

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