How good are anodic coatings for architectural applications?

S.A. Nugent
Comalco Research Centre

Presented to Asia Pacific Interfinish '86
Hobart, Australia

S.A. Nugent, Comalco Research centre,
15 Edgars Rd., Thomastown, Victoria, Australia


Outdoor testing of anodized aluminium in Australian environments has been conducted over the last 10 years. Results from the testing are presented in this paper, together with a review of anodizing parameters which influence performance. The applicability of anodized aluminium for architectural applications is discussed as a consequence of the results.

1. Introduction