Weather-Resistant Coated Aluminum
Novelis ColorisTM weather-resistant coated aluminum is an ideal building and construction material for facades and roofing due to its light weight, corrosion resistance and low maintenance.
The material is available in a variety of colors that can work in a range of architectural applications. These colors last significantly longer than other competing materials, including concrete.
From dazzling public structures to practical residential buildings, aluminum has been a material of choice for spaces for more than a century. Demand for pre-painted aluminum panels continues to increase, not only for aesthetic reasons, but also due to aluminum’s longevity and sustainability. This helps preserve the building, as well as the environment.
Aluminum offers many design possibilities, in addition to its long life and low operating costs throughout the use of a building. With its resistance to weather, UV light and corrosion, aluminum meets all the demanding requirements that proprietors, architects and designers and builders look for when wanting to make their mark.
Greater Strength, Less Weight
Made of a high-strength aluminum alloy, Coloris allows architects, builders and panel and roof manufacturers to achieve the same performance using less material per panel for aluminum facades and aluminum roofing panels. With a wider span possible than traditional AlMg1 alloys, there is a one-third weight reduction per unit surface area.
This added strength saves money by saving material, yet even under high-stress situations – a high rise with extreme wind loads – all involved in the construction can be confident when choosing Coloris weather-resistant coated aluminum.
20-Year Quality Guarantee
Contrary to conventional aluminum panels produced by spray-coating finished articles, Novelis weather-resistant coated aluminum is produced from sheet that is cleaned, treated and roll-coated in a continuous process. This standardized and efficient operation ensures consistency, yielding unequaled quality and color uniformity, especially when compared with post-painted panels.
Coloris uses exceptional PVdF (polyvinylidene fluoride) paints with ceramic inorganic pigments, so they have unmatched resistance to weather and corrosion. Homogenous application of these paints enable various colors and textures for truly original designs and expressive aluminum architecture:
- Subtle to strong colors
- High gloss, matte or metallic shimmer
- Copper tones
- Natural terracotta effects
The simplified supply chain that Novelis uses to deliver this pre-painted aluminum enhances quality management. In fact, Novelis guarantees the quality of Coloris for up to 20 years, based on the standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials.
With countries worldwide tightening fire safety regulations, especially for tall buildings, Coloris weather-resistant coated aluminum makes even more sense as a building material for facades and roofs. These panels are fire resistant and rated non-combustible. Our roll-coating technique also ensures a consistent thickness in the coat, as required by international fire-resistance building codes.
Novelis’ environmentally responsible roll-coating process for pre-painted aluminum consumes less paint. For the paints that are part of the operation, non-hazardous pigments are always used. These paints, as well as lubricants, are processed in a closed material cycle. Our pre-painted aluminum is also ground water neutral, not susceptible to heavy-metal erosion and can be recycled as a raw material without any loss in quality.