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Profall’s types of anodized aluminum pipe and their advantages

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Anodizing is a chemical process that makes the aluminum pipes’ surfaces corrosion-proof and exponentially increases their resistance to external agents. Profilati Alluminio creates anodized aluminum pipes for each and every industrial sector, also with extremely low dimensional tolerances.

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Anodized aluminum pipes by Profall

Profilati alluminio manufactures four main types of pipe, three of which are standard and one is fully customizable. Customized sizes and dimensional tolerances are also available on request for standard pipes.

round tubing

Round tubing

The alloys mostly utilized for anodized aluminum round tubing are 1050, 1070, 3103, and 6060. These pipes are employed in the mechanical, electromechanical, construction, and furnishing industries.

They can be purchased in either bar or reel format.

square tubing

Square tubing

Generally used in the automotive, mechanical, electromechanical, and furnishing industries, square tubing is also suitable for complex applications that require specific dimensional tolerances.

These pipes are made from 1050, 1070, 3103, and 6060 aluminum alloys and are available in bar format.

rectangular tubing

Rectangular tubing

Rectangular tubing can also go through anodizing to be used in many different sectors, mostly in the electromechanical, construction, and furnishing industries.

Available in bar or reel format, they are made from 1050, 1070, 3103, and 6060 alloys.

Custom anodized aluminum pipes

Fully meeting our customers’ demands is one of the flagships of Profilati Alluminio.

If you need pipes with particular shapes, specific surface treatments, or extremely low dimensional tolerances that are difficult to find on the general aluminum market, Profall is the right place for you.

Choose the advantages of Profall’s anodized aluminum pipes

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What is anodizing?

Anodizing is an electrochemical process that creates a layer of oxide on a metal surface – in this case, aluminum pipes – so that it can be used every time it is necessary to withstand adverse weather conditions or contact with different corrosive substances.

During anodizing, the surface undergoes an authentic transformation because the metal reaction to oxygen creates an external barrier made of alumina. To obtain this reaction, it’s necessary to use electric power from an external circuit (cathode), which is to be circulated in an electrolytic chamber. Here – submerged in a water solution – aluminum acts as an anode and catalyzes electric charges.
 

Properties and advantages of anodizing

The layer of oxide formed on aluminum pipes has a variable thickness (micron-sized). It gives the piece several properties, useful in different industrial sectors according to the type of layer.

Generally, anodizing gives the aluminum pipe a series of well-known, sought-after benefits:

  • significant improvement of aluminum resistance to corrosion, protecting the pipe from a large number of chemical substances and atmospheric conditions
  • increased superficial hardness of the piece, making it much more resistant to penetration
  • moderate heat insulation to the piece
  • improved resistance to wear and abrasion, protecting the pipe from different mechanical stresses
  • protection of the piece while preserving its attractive appearance obtained through this process – the anodized aluminum pipe gains a color that can be neutral or bronze, clear or blackish.
     

Why you should choose Profall

Profall is a Bergamo-based technical company. It creates high-quality extrusions – including anodized aluminum pipes – even in the smallest size, with a high level of complexity and different types of surface treatments. Our team is composed of skillful professionals that are expert in this area, able to face any technical challenge to create products of proven industrial quality.

At Profall, we guarantee unique skills in the field, developed over several years of specialized activity:

  • we constantly invest in R&D activities, bringing to our sector high-quality and competitive Made in Italy expertise
  • we can custom extrusions so they can perfectly adapt to your application requirements
  • we are specialized in creating difficult, complex, precise, and highly technical products
  • we accept small production batches – 200 kg or 500 kg according to format
  • we guarantee short delivery terms
  • we supply after-sale total support for all your needs
  • we deliver worldwide


Choose Profall’s Made in Italy quality and find out our anodized aluminum pipes!

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