Blackened Aluminum

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Blackened Aluminum

Blackened Aluminum finish by Lamberti Design has been developed to give a more “organic” black coloration to aluminum instead of using the usual painting options. It has an undetectable color variation that can range from dark brown to black, thus giving more character to a traditionally silver color metal. Aluminum is a ductile metal, light, soft with a good resistance to oxidation. The latter is due to the formation of an invisible layer of aluminum oxide that protects the metal from further oxidation. Aluminum is about one third lighter than other steel alloys. It is mainly extracted from bauxite mineral, even if other production processes are available like the recycling one. In the furniture field, it is usually used as covering material like panels and sheets; but also, to manufacture tables, chairs and shelves.

Mechanical and chemical cleaning steps can significantly influence the final quality surface. In addition, the preparation itself can speed up and “standardize” the quality of the final products. The blackening process developed by Lamberti Design involves a chemical surface reaction, which produces a result in a few hours. A protective clear coat is finally applied. This finish is for indoor applications. If applied outdoor the exposure to the atmospheric agents could cause chromatic variations. The environmental conditions, the geometry and the shape of the products, combined with the artisanal processes, make the final pieces unique; in fact, any chromatic variations on the final objects compared to photos and samples received, are intrinsic characteristics of the process and not manufacturing defects.

Care and cleaning instructions of metals
Liquids can stain any metal surfaces, therefore we recommend cleaning with a soft slightly damp cloth, and then following using a soft, dry cloth. Do not use abrasive materials, aggressive detergents, acetone, solvents and alcohol to clean metal surfaces.

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