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Secondary Finishes

Amron Architectural has researched a number of different secondary finish processes that work well with expanded mesh, perforated sheet, woven wire and gratings. Different materials are subject to varying local environments, such as plain steel rusting in wet conditions, therefore it is essential that appropriate finishes for interior and exterior applications should be considered for your project. Secondary finishes can be applied to help achieve the desired colour, reflectivity, or where corrosion resistance characteristics are required.

 


 

Electroplating

Decorative plating is an electrodeposition process where a thin layer of brass, nickel, chrome, or copper is deposited on the wire mesh surface in a tank-dipped procedure. A decorative antique plated finish can really bring out the texture of a woven wire mesh in ways that other coatings cannot. The thin layer of metal does not mask the detail of the wire mesh but rather highlights it. The antique plated finish process introduces a dark oxide layer over top of the bright plated alloy. Then, visual depth is created by physically relieving the high points of the wire mesh allowing the bright plated alloy to show through. A thin layer of lacquer is applied after plating to help preserve the finish from further tarnishing.

Special Considerations:  The antique finishes undergo an abrasion process by hand to relieve the brighter alloy underneath the darker oxidized layer.  The contrast between dark and bright alloy is unique to that of the various woven wire mesh patterns.  The pictures above demonstrate how the different textures of the mesh patterns affect the same color finish.  It should be noted that with any metal finish that is done by hand, a degree of variability will be inherent in the outcome.  Samples of the finish will generally provide a good representation of color and detail however the brightness and darkness of the antique process may be different from job to job.  This variability should be factored into the final design decison.  

Details

Maximum Sheet Size: 1000 x 2400mm
Base Material: Mild Steel
Use: Interior only
Products Available on: Banker Wire only

Antique Brass Electroplated Finish

Antique Brass Electoplating Finish

Antique Copper Electroplated Finish

Antique Copper Electoplating Finish

Antique Nickle Electroplated Finish

Antique Nickle Electoplating Finish

Black Copper Electroplated Finish

Black Copper Electoplating Finish

Satin Brass Electoplating Finish


 

PVD, Physical Vapor Deposition 

Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) is a highly controlled process that utilizes a vacuum chamber to create and deposit metallic vapor onto a target surface. Using various titanium nitride, carbide and dioxide compounds, a vast range of brilliant metallic color can be created and applied to stainless steel wire mesh. Banker Wire mesh can be enhanced with a true, lasting architectural finish in colors like Chocolate, Champagne, Gunmetal, Rose Gold, Cobalt Blue, Royal Gold and many more.

Benefits include:

  • Wear and scratch resistance.
  • Corrosion resistance.
  • Ideal for a post manufacturing application as it can be applied after fabrication.
  • Can be 100% recycled as stainless steel.
  • Wide range of color options with custom matches possible.
  • Color will never tarnish or patina.

Details

Maximum Sheet Size: 1500mm x 3600mm
Base Material: Stainless Steel
Use: Interior and Exterior
Products Available on: Banker Wire only

Champagne PVD finish on DS-1 wire mesh pattern

Chocolate PVD finish on DS-1 wire mesh pattern

Rose Gold PVD finish on DS-1 wire mesh pattern

Gunmetal PVD finish on DS-1 wire mesh pattern

Royal Gold PVD finish on DS-1 wire mesh pattern

 


 

Powder Coating

Powder coating is a cost effective way to add an unlimited range of colours to our metal mesh products. Powder coating uses an electrostatic charge to attract a fluidized powder evenly across all surfaces of the wire mesh.  The electrostatic charge holds the pigmented powder until it passes through an oven where it melts and adheres permanently to the wire mesh. After curing, the wire mesh has a colorful and durable coating that adds to the desired aesthetic of the project.

Notes: We only powder coat rigid Architectural Mesh and Banker Wire metal meshes if they are welded or attached into a framework. This ensures that the mesh stays true and square during the process.

Details

Base Material: Mild Steel, Pre Galvanised, Stainless Steel, Aluminium
Use: Interior and Exterior
Products Available on: Architectural Mesh, Banker Wire, Expanded Mesh, Perforated Sheet, Gratings