Anodized Plus® Aluminum Finishes
Conventional anodized aluminum finishes are known for their beauty and availability. To help provide protection for the conventional anodized finish, the porous anodic film is subjected to a hot water or steam sealing process; however, aqueous seals cannot completely close every pore of the anodic layer. YKK AP recognizes that failure to seal every pore of the anodic finish may lead to staining and overall degradation of the finish. To maintain the beauty and luster of the anodized finish, YKK AP goes one step further. Our Anodized Plus® finish replaces the traditional sealing process with an electro-deposited organic seal to ensure that all pores are closed and that the anodized finish is protected from common construction site chemicals and caustic environments. YKK AP’s Anodized Plus® finish meets all of the requirements for the latest AAMA standard for anodized finishes, AAMA 612. AAMA 612 requires anodized finishes to undergo a series of stringent tests to ensure that they are able to resist damage from mortar, acid rain, pollution, detergent, and salt spray. YKK AP’s Anodized Plus® finish is available in white, clear, champagne, medium bronze, dark bronze and black in a matte finish. Color consistency and uniformity is assured with our anodizing process.
YKK AP offers a variety of painted finishes that are painted at our environmentally friendly Dublin facility. When painted finishes are selected, YKK AP recommends:
- For a “superior level” of performance the use of a fluoropolymer coating with Kynar 500® that meets or exceeds the requirements of AAMA 2605.
- For a “high level” of performance a fluoropolymer coating with Kynar 500 or a silicone polyester that meets or exceeds AAMA 2604 requirements.
- YKK AP also offers acrylic coatings that meet or exceed the specifications of AAMA 2603.
For finish samples and/or additional information about the full line of quality products and services offered by YKK AP, consult our nearest office or sales representative.
Kynar 500 is a registered trademark of Arkema Inc.
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YKK AP America Fuels Growth with Addition of Western Regional Sales Representative
Clark Rheem & Associates to lead architectural sales for YKK AP in Colorado, Utah and Idaho AUSTELL, Ga. (May 17, 2018) – YKK AP America Inc. today announced the hire of Clark Rheem & Associates as an independent sales representative for the western region. Clark Rheem & Associates will service architects and glazing contractors throughout […]
YKK AP America Expands Southeast Team with the Addition of Wesley Grubb as Architectural Sales Representative
Grubb joins the Atlanta branch with his territory covering the state of Alabama and Florida Panhandle AUSTELL, Ga. (May 11, 2018) – YKK AP America Inc. today announced the expansion of its Southeast team with the addition of Architectural Sales Representative, Wesley Grubb. Grubb joins the Atlanta branch, reporting to Ken James, and will cover […]
AIA Atlanta Announces Winners in 2018 High School Design Competition
The Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Atlanta) and presenting sponsor YKK AP America Inc. together announced the winners of the 2018 High School Design Competition (HSDC). In its 13th year, the competition featured an introductory level and advanced level to accommodate students’ varying levels of experience. For the first time, the […]