The new solution:
PREOXIDATION FOR LASTING QUALITY (PRE-OX)
ANOFOR, firmly believing that painted aluminium door and window fittings, with all their undeniable advantages like excellent visual appearance, practicality, functionality, long lifespan and flexibility in adapting to design needs, should not be totally discarded, attempting only temporary solutions to delay the possible onset of corrosion, such as protective films, waxes, resins and similar solutions, which like an aspirin for toothache have no lasting effect on the basic problem, ANOFOR decided to return to aluminium painting, but only and exclusively after pretreatment with anodic oxidation (PRE-OX) to GUARANTEE resistance against corrosion, as demonstrated by decades of exposure even in particularly extreme conditions, including industrial and coastal areas.
WOOD EFFECTS ON “DECOROX” ANODIZED ALUMINIUM: IMITATING NATURE TO AVOID DESTROYING IT
While anodized aluminium finishes had limitations in their visual appearance in the past, the treatments now available make it possible to perfectly reproduce wood and stone effects, with faithful replicas of precious finishes from briar through to granite and modern abstract designs.
ANOFOR IS THE SOLE LICENSEE OF THE PATENT FOR THE DECOROX PROCESS
developed and patented by Medardo Casadei, which is a special cycle for the production of attractive wood effects on electrolytically coloured anodized aluminium. The process consists in a phase of anodic oxidation and electrolytic colouring of the aluminium, specifically devised to be able to incorporate a subsequent phase of decoration by heat transfer, and then completing the procedure with a layer of special polyester powder that is cured by heat, improving sealing and the surface finish and ensuring outstandingly high resistance against corrosion and weathering.
Today, all users looking for solutions to their problems of product appearance, functionality and durability – from architects and builders to retailers and homeowners – can unite the indisputable properties of anodized aluminium, which include the consolidated certainty of resistance to corrosion, solidity, lightness and an extraordinary range of design options, with the natural beauty of stone and wood, in applications like the construction industry, doors and windows, town centres, transport systems and many others.