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Aluminium Finish Samples

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Aluminium (AL)

Aluminium - a silvery-white metal - is widely known for its usage in everyday items such as jewelry, eyeglass frames and Japanese one-yen coins. Light and highly workable, aluminium is used as metal sheets, pipes, and extrusions.
Finishes listed below are excerpts - other colours, gloss levels or embossing may be available upon request.

*Please note that the photos of the samples are guidelines. Please confirm the finish with an actual sample prior to making your final selection.

Hairline (D-HL) + Anodization (Silver)

D-HL-E1

A combination of hairline (long, continuous and uni-directional grind marks) and anodization.
Anodization is available in silver, champagne gold, brown and black.

Suitable for both interiors and exteriors.

Vibration (VIB or PHL) + Clear Coating

D-PHL-C

A combination of vibration (a non-directional hairline finish) and clear coating leads to a finish that embraces the colour of the material.
Anodization is available in silver, champagne gold, brown and black.

Suitable for interiors.

Anodization (Black) + Clear Coating

E5-C

A combination of black anodization and clear coating leads to a finish that replicates the classic dark shine of a grand piano.
Suitable for both interiors and exteriors.

Anodization + Colouring (Gold) + Clear coating

DG-C

A combination of anodization, dying (colouring) and clear coating. This finish has been used as exteriors and interiors.

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Rough-tone Metal R Series + Custom Paint

KU-R101/CM-S3
KU-R102/R-W1

By combining various embossing and custom paint finishes, Kikukawa offers new and unique textures.

Rough-tone refers to Kikukawa's original embossing. For other available patterns, please refer to the link below.

These custom paint finishes are also available with other metal, such as steel.

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Rough-tone Metal R Series (KU-R104) + Bronze Alloy Coat + FURUMI (Sulfurization) + Clear Coating

Brass Coat / CM-B4
Bronze Coat / CM-B5

By combining various embossing and custom paint finishes, Kikukawa offers new and unique textures.

Rough-tone refers to Kikukawa's original embossing. For other available patterns, refer to the link below.

Sulfurization (FURUMI) is a technique that recreates the rich brown hues of patinated copper alloy surfaces that would usually take decades to form. As the process is based on chemical reactions, the finish has been limited to copper alloys.

The effect of the sulfurization process is highly dependent on ambient conditions, such as the weather or humidity, as well as the chemical composition or the lot of material. Therefore, please contact us prior to making the final selection.

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Perforation + Anodization (Brown)

P-E4

Kikukawa provides a wide range of high-quality perforations. An example of this is the square perforation, finished with brown anodization.

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Tsuchime

TM-1
TMG-2

Aluminium metal sheets are hammered with Kikukawa's proprietary technology and finished with a clear coating.
Available maximum thickness is 3.0mm, and maximum size is 1000㎜ (W) × 2500㎜ (H).
*This finish is part of the Tsuchime (hammered) sample book.

Tsuchime + Custom Etching + Anodization (Silver)

TK-E1

Aluminium finished with Kikukawa's proprietary hammering technology, custom etching and anodization.
Here is a finish that implements a "concrete-like" design intent.

Expanded Metal Y-Series

KEX-Y100
RATTAN / KEX-Y100-P

Expanded metals are favoured for functionality, design, versatility and workability.
These patterns have unique wide strands. The Y series stands for the hexagon patterns, available with or without perforations.

*This line-up is an excerpt from Kikukawa's "Expanded Metal Sample Book".

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Types of Aluminium Finishes

Types of FinishCharacteristicsApplication
InteriorExterior
Anodization Anodization An electrochemical process that integrates the aluminium alloy with a protective aluminium oxide layer.
Electrolytic Colouring A secondary process that colours the metal by depositing metal salts in the pores of anodization coating. Shades range within metallic colours, from champagne to black.
Dying A secondary process that colours the metal by dipping it in a solution with dyes. Available colours range from gold, red, blue, black and more.
Paint Coating Acrylic Provides beautiful colours and is cost effective, however, less resilient to exterior conditions.
Urethane In comparison to acrylic paint, urethane paint has improved adhesion, wear resistance and is also water resistant.
Silicone Provides higher weather and wear resistance than urethane, and is water resistant. Available in a wide variety of colours and gloss levels.
Fluorine-based Provides superior weatherability above other types. Limitations include colour availability and higher cost.