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December 6, 2010 -SAF announces the addition of 2-step bronze and black anodized coil capabilities

JALSAF 2-step anodizing process adds rich tones to aluminum coil processing.

Atlanta, GA – December 6, 2010 Atlanta, GA – SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc.) announces the addition of 2-step bronze and black anodized capabilities to its aluminum coil operations. 2-step is an electrolytic process for achieving rich bronze or black color tones during anodizing that can either be done in batch or continuous coil processes.

SAF has used a 2-step batch anodizing process since the 1980′s and continues to offer it for extrusions, sheets and fabricated products. The advantages of batch anodizing are that it can be done after fabrication so the parts have no unfinished edges, it can be done in smaller runs, and it can result in thicker films.   The advantages of coil anodizing are lower cost, more uniform coloring and no rack marks.

With 2-step coloring the anodized aluminum is immersed in a bath containing inorganic metal salts such as tin, cobalt or nickel. The amount of time a part is electrolyzed determines resulting color. 2-step anodizing is used in a wide variety of markets, including construction, signage, medical devices, transportation, and other manufactured products.

“With the addition of 2-step anodizing capability to our Nashville aluminum coil anodizing plant, our sheet customers will enjoy lower cost and nicer looking anodized sheets. Best of all, we’ll be able to supply large volume customers who need anodized aluminum coil,” according to Penn McClatchey, SAF VP Marketing. “SAF continues to be a market leader in offering a wide variety of finished and fabricated aluminum products at very competitive prices.”

Background:

SAF has been anodizing aluminum coil since 1994. As a mill-direct aluminum buyer of aluminum coil & extrusions, SAF is a contractor’s most dependable choice for panels, aluminum sheet & extrusions, fabrication and aluminum coating services.  Based in Atlanta, Georgia, since 1946, SAF distributes, fabricates, anodizes and paints aluminum sheet, extrusion, column covers, architectural panels, and commercial roofing trim. SAF offers products and services to architectural specifiers, glazing contractors, and other industries.

For more information on SAF Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc. products and services, contact:

Penn McClatchey, VP Marketing
SAF Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc.
8370 E. Highway 78 • Villa Rica, GA 30180 USA
Email: pmm@saf.com
Website: www.saf.com
Phone: 770-942-1207×801, or 800-241-7429