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.
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.