Colors 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 TF chains, we achieve the coloring of the chain through an artisan process to guarantee the optimal finish for your projects.
Our coloring process
The chain coloring process consists of numerous stages and involves several variables. That’s what allows us to obtain a wide range of colors with brilliant and satin finishes.
Before anodizing, 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 coloring possible.
Anodising is an electrolytic process that creates a porous anodic layer. This coat has a high absorption capacity which allows the coloring of the chain using special dyes. The coloring capacity depends on the thickness of the layer as well as the conditions under which the anodizing and application of the colors are carried out.
The thickness of the layer depends on the purpose. In our case, since the anodizing is decorative, the thickness is 8.5-12 microns, depending on the color and finish we want to achieve.
After anodizing and coloring, it’s time for the sealing process, which closes the pores of the anodic layer to retain the color and add corrosion protection to the chain.
The different stages of our anodizing and coloring process not only allow us to obtain a new color 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 colors with an exceptional finish, which materializes the emotions of the most ambitious and colorful projects through the combination of our metal links.