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Anodising and colouring

Published on 08-11-2021     |     Innovation

Colours are an essential part of any design. They help us define the personality of our work and allow our emotions and messages to reach the public. At Kriskadecor, we achieve the colouring of the chain through an artisan process to guarantee the optimal finish for your projects.

Our colouring process

The chain colouring process consists of numerous stages and involves several variables. That’s what allows us to obtain a wide range of colours with brilliant and satin finishes.

Before anodising, which is the heart of the process, the chain must undergo various stages to achieve a clean surface and the desired finish. This operation allows us to attain the most homogeneous anodic coating and uniform colouring possible.

Anodising is an electrolytic process that creates a porous anodic layer. This coat has a high absorption capacity which allows the colouring of the chain using special dyes. The colouring capacity depends on the thickness of the layer as well as the conditions under which the anodising and application of the colours are carried out.

The thickness of the layer depends on the purpose. In our case, since the anodising is decorative, the thickness is 8.5-12 microns, depending on the colour and finish we want to achieve.

After anodising and colouring, it’s time for the sealing process, which closes the pores of the anodic layer to retain the colour and add corrosion protection to the chain.

The different stages of our anodising and colouring process not only allow us to obtain a new colour without losing the metallic character of the chain, but also provide the following properties:

  • Mechanical protection against corrosion.
  • Mechanical protection against weathering.
  • Creation of protection that increases electrical insulation.

This way, we achieve an extensive range of colours with an exceptional finish, which materialises the emotions of the most ambitious and colourful projects through the combination of our metal links.