Monday, July 6, 2015
U.K. Anodisers: A Look at the Anodised Aluminium Used in Cookware
In the U.K. and elsewhere, anodising aluminium has opened up many possible applications for the metal alloy such as jewellery, artwork, architectural designs and cookware. Anodisation is an electrochemical process that transforms the metal surface of aluminium into a porous substance to create a more durable and resistant finish. Infused with an added layer of anodic coating, the aluminium becomes one of the hardest substances around next to diamond. The anodic coating is also the main element that allows secondary treatments like dyeing and brightening in the metal, which provides many uses.