Client News: Linetec adds Bordeaux Anodize to its palette of architectural aluminum finish options
Posted on September 10th, 2019 by Heather West
Linetec continues to grow its expansive palette with the introduction of Bordeaux Anodize. This new color is available as another of Linetec's proprietary finishes for architectural aluminum products. As the name describes, the hue leans toward rich burgundy tones and is created using organic tin and copper metals in the anodizing process.
"Architects appreciate this unique, bold, earthy finish for a wide range of projects: from eye-catching modern designs to historic restoration projects," said Linetec's marketing manager Tammy Schroeder, LEED® Green Associate.
"As interest among the architectural industry remains high in the natural metal look, Bordeaux Anodize provides another option for both exterior and interior applications as extruded, stretch-formed or flat sheet architectural aluminum products," she continued. "Examples include window, storefront, entrance and curtainwall framing; mullions, panning, decorative accents, column covers, canopies, interior and entry doors, interior wall panels, and façade cladding systems."
One of the nation's largest paint and anodize finishers, Linetec developed this anodize technology in mid-1990s. This exclusive, eco-friendly finish allows aluminum – including recycled aluminum – to present the look of real copper without such shortcomings as salt run-off stains, galvanic corrosion and patination. Because it is an integral part of the substrate, the anodic coating results in a hard, durable substance providing excellent wear and abrasion resistance with minimal maintenance.
Like Linetec's proprietary Copper Anodize finish, Bordeaux Anodize is achieved through a three-step electrolytic coloring process. The resulting finish meets or exceeds all AAMA-611 Class I specifications and weathering tests, and is supported with a five year warranty. Class I anodize is resistant to salt spray and the seacoast, and it is extremely durable in high traffic areas. For more than 20 years, Linetec's copper anodized material has been on a test fence in south Florida with no significant change to color or gloss.
Located in Wisconsin, Linetec serves customers across the country, finishing such products as aluminum windows, wall systems, doors, hardware and other architectural metal components, as well as automotive, marine and manufactured consumer goods. The company is a subsidiary of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOG).
Linetec is a member of the Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC), the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA), the National Glass Association/Glass Association of North America (NGA/GANA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).