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Steel

In the history of architecture, the use and development of steel is one of the signifiers of the shift towards modern architecture. Today, steel is known as one of the most affordable metal architectural materials and the usage varies from casted ornaments to structures. Steel, or the iron alloy, is prone to oxidation and corrosion on its own therefore a protective layer such as galvanization or paint coating is required. KIKUKAWA’s selection of finish samples present steel as a material suited to actualize design intent.
One such finish, Phozinc, is achieved by galvanizing then zinc phosphate coating the material. It creates a unique aesthetic that cannot be replicated with paint coats and is suitable for exterior use.
As for custom-made coatings, it expands the possibility of metalwork with its variety. Many of these custom-made coatings can be applied for other materials such as Aluminium. Many other variations of these paint coatings are available upon request. Please consult us for any information or advice.

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

Phozinc: Galvanized + Zinc Phosphate Coating

PZ-01 (Light)
PZ-02 (Medium)
PZ-03 (Dark)

The material is hot-dipped galvanized then coated with zinc phosphate to form a layer of corrosion resistant conversion coating. The resulting crystalline layer ranges from 1~20μ in thickness and suppresses the gloss from hot-dip galvanization. In recent years, this finish has been attracting attention as one that enhances the aesthetic of the product.
This coating is suitable for panels, handrails, perimeter materials as well as interior and exterior products. It creates a natural but stately atmosphere and the colors become subdued overtime from aging.
The resulting colors or patterns of the zinc phosphate coating are highly dependent on conditions such as material compositions or the thickness of the material, thus making the process an art as much as it is science. Therefore, please contact us prior to making the final selection.

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Phozinc: Galvanized + Zinc Phosphate Coating with Polished Glossy Clear Lacquer Coating

PZM-01 (Light)
PZM-02 (Medium)
PZM-03 (Dark)

The material is hot-dipped galvanized, coated with zinc phosphate then applied a coat of glossy clear lacquer coating that is polished by hand. The high sheen from the polished surface enhances the luxurious and stately ambiance. The level of gloss could be adjusted by the number of clear coating and the polishing process.
This coating is suitable for panels, perimeter materials, interiors or ornamental products.
The polished clear coating is only available in one based on urethane, and would not be able to level any unevenness that is present in the original material or zinc phosphate coating. The same finish with other kinds of clear coating is available for gloss level control or to prevent aging. Therefore, please contact us prior to making the final selection.

Custom-Made Coating/Finish: Stone Paint

CM-S1
CM-S2

These finishes are an example of the stone physique recreated with a coat of special paint. While CM-S1 is recreated with urethane paint, CM-S2 is recreated with high weatherproof polyester powder coating.
This finish is suitable for areas or shapes that are difficult to fabricate with stone, or for ceiling panels requiring weight reduction. It could also serve as a value engineering option.
The paint could be applied over Aluminium and the colours could be adjusted as required. For CM-S1, a varying paint type could also be selected. Therefore please contact us prior to making the final selection.

Custom-Made Coating/Finish: Casted Paint (Matte Black)

CM-C1

A casted surface is recreated by applying a coat of special paint on the material.
This particular finish relies on the use of urethane paint with matte finish. This matte texture creates a classic and serene ambiance.
This finish is suitable in areas where the appearances of casted materials are required but are difficult to fabricate.
The paint could be applied over Aluminium and the colours or the patterns could be adjusted as required. Therefore please contact us prior to making the final selection.

Custom-Made Coating/Finish: Piano Black

CM-PB

This finish simulates the physique of the surface of a grand piano; a glossy luxurious dark surface. The gloss level could be adjusted by repeating the clear coating and the polishing process.
The look is suitable for panels, perimeter panels, ornamental products and interiors products.
The paint could be applied over Aluminium and other materials; however, the clear coating is only available in urethane.

Custom-Made Coating/Finish: Antique Bronze Paint

CM-B1 (Light)
CM-B3 (Dark)

The FURUMI-(sulfurized) like physique is recreated with a special paint coating.
This finish is suitable when the ambiance of the FURUMI (sulfurized) finish with a controlled and consistent shade is required.
The paint could be applied over Aluminium and the colours could be adjusted as required. Therefore please contact us prior to making the final selection.

Custom-Made Coating/Finish: Patina Green Paint

GR-01.1
GR-03

The patina green like physique is recreated by special paint and mottle patterns that are delicately applied on the surface of the material.
The patterning process results in a surface texture that differs from a typical patina green finish. The physique of GR-01.1 is achieved by mixing urethane and melamine paint, while GR-03 is achieved with urethane paint.
This finish is suitable for interior panels and creates a classic ambiance.
The paint could be applied over Aluminium and the colours could be adjusted as required. There are different types of paint that could be used for GR-03. Therefore please contact us prior to making the final selection.

Custom-Made Coating/Finish: Oxidized Paint

IR-02.1
IR-06.1

Also known as Irus, this finish recreates an oxidized physique by combining a special paint (acrylic and melamine) and a patterning technique.
This finish creates a classic and historic ambiance that usually requires years of exposure and aging. It could also be used to create a rustic appearance for areas that may frequently be in contact with people.
The paint could be applied over Aluminium and the colours could be adjusted as required. This finish is not suitable for exterior use due to its weatherability.

Custom-Made Coating/Finish: Black Oxidize Coating

DRS-B01.1

The dark matte texture is created by applying a coat of chemical treatment on the material.
This finish is suitable for panels, perimeter materials and interiors products. The dark colour and the matte texture create a classic and serene ambiance.
Please note that this product is not suitable for exterior use. There are limitations on the colour variation or available sizes. Therefore please contact us prior to making the final selection.

Matte Corrosion Resistant Steel

Z-02

The addition of Magnesium and Aluminum to steel provides the material with greater corrosion resistance and workability. The coating on the surface subdues the gloss level, reducing reflection.
This material is suitable for frames, panels, perimeter materials, interiors and exterior products. It could also be used for expanded metals, perforated panels and perforated louvers.
The product is provided by Nisshin Steel as ZAM PLUS. For more information or more variety of ZAM material, please consult us.

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Types of Zinc Phosphate Coating

Hot-dip Galvanizing+Zinc Phosphate CoatingSecondary Coating
Material Thickness (mm) Deposited mass (g/m2) JIS Code
≧2~3 ≧400~ HDZ40 Light Gray

Medium

Dark Gray
・Clear Lacquer

・Coloured Lacquer

・Polished Glossy Clear Lacquer
3~5 450~ HDZ45
5~6 500~ HDZ50
6~ 550~ HDZ55
*Size Limitation - L:4500 x W:1100
**Numbers listed above are guidelines
*Please inquire for details on the combinations of finishes listed above.