Surface Finishes – exploring the third dimension?
The surface is seen, the surface is perceived, and the surface defines the aesthetic impression of the object.
The aesthetic experience of a fenestration object is an interlinked and inseparable union of the sensory and contemplative responses.
While the surface of a façade is defined by glass and framing material together with cladding if any, this article’s prime focus is to delve into the various possibilities of surface finishes available for aluminium and uPVC – so far the most popular choice of materials for window and façade frames.
Surface finishing is the process of enhancing the properties of aluminium in all its forms to give it a decorative visual appearance, improve the metal’s excellent corrosion resistance and enhance its durability.
In this article, we also discussed the selection criteria for the surface finish on aluminium, the importance of surface finish, corrosion in aluminium, surface treatment on aluminium, pretreatment, objectives of pre-treatment, PVDF coating and so on.
In conclusion, the subject of surface finishes is vast. Although in this edition we have tried to cover the most popular finishes for aluminium, the next issue will see a detailed description of the surface finish choices possible and available for uPVC.