Aluminium Finishes or Aluminum Finishes?

Aluminium Trim or Aluminum Trim?

aluminum trim

However you spell or say it, aluminium or aluminum, we love it.  Aluminum is the base material for the majority of our finishes used in decorative trim and nameplates.  The first gauges manufactured by Northern Engraving over one hundred years ago used aluminum.  Technology has advanced the options available when decorating and working with aluminum today.

Why do we like aluminum? 

  • versatility in decorating - brushing, spinning, printing, anodizing
  • flexibility in forming and embossing - complex shapes and multi-level emboss
  • functionality - light weight and corrosion resistant substrate
  • sustainability - can be recycled endlessly with no degradation

Aluminum or Aluminium Facts:

Atomic Number: 13

Periodic Table Symbol: Al

Note on Naming: Sir Humphry Davy proposed the name aluminum for the metal, however, the name aluminum was adopted to conform with the "ium" ending of most elements. This spelling is in use in most countries including the U.S. until 1925, when the American Chemical Society officially decided to use the name aluminum instead. 

Sources: Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust (8.1%), although it is not found free in nature.

Recycling: Aluminum products can be endlessly remanufactured with only 5% of the energy and emission originally required to produce the virgin product.

Whatever you call aluminum and however you pronounce it, there are many options available to you in aluminum surface design.  You can customize finishes from our library of patterns in color, gloss and scale to meet your design intent.  The patterns can be applied overall or selectively in decorative trim or integrated into nameplates and badges.

Why do you like aluminum?  What type of aluminum finishes do you prefer?

Request samples of aluminum finishes to explore the possibilities available with this versatile substrate.


Topics: Aluminum