Materials

Choice of suitable material would largely depend on the environment in which your screen art would be installed.  Choose from any of the following types of materials:

  • Aluminium – Aluminium offers a lightweight, corrosion resistant option that can be powder coated in range of colours, your choice from our Dulux colour guide, or leave it in its natural state.
  • Stainless Steel – This material offers corrosion resistance along with a stunning natural finish. 316 grade stainless steel is recommended for outdoor applications with 304 grade ideal for interior screens.  Mirrored stainless steel also offers a unique reflective surface.
  • Corten  - this material is left uncoated and naturally rusts which, due to its unique alloys, forms a protective coating.  As rust may leach over time, care should be taken when deciding on the location of screens manufactured from this material.
  • Mild steel - the most economical option, mild steel should be sand blasted, zinc primed and powder coated to avoid corrosion. This material is substantially heavier than aluminium.
  • Plastics – Acrylic sheet comes in a wide variety of colours and can be used in many internal applications.

Maximum screen sizes vary depending on the material:

  • Aluminium, stainless steel and mild steel - 3000mm x 1500mm
  • Cortens - 2400mm x 1200mm.


Colours and Surface Finish

 


Powder Coating: Powder coating is a common surface finish with over 100 colours available using this process.  View the Dulux colour chart (PDF).

Industrial Wet Spray Painting: This process allows the matching of most commercially available colours and also provides a similar quality of protection as powder coating.