Color Anodizing vs Powder Coating

anodizing color choices
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Anodizing color array Left Side
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My segment of the fixture industry is fixated on powder coating. But there are other solutions to the color issue. The look of anodizing is much different than powdercoat, and you might say, even halfway to a chrome look. I don’t know of any anodized store fixtures, but maybe you will be the first to creatively break ground. Ferrous metals can be anodized black, with a coating flexible enough to withstand wireforming (or so I am told). But even ferric oxide (rust) can be a fixture finish. Comment if you are a finishing specialist. Meanwhile maybe my related threads or Anomatic Corp will lead you in additional directions.

Sephora® Anodizes Curler Brand
Color Anodizing vs Powder Coating

Black Fixtures
Black Fixtures Index Page
Black Retail Fixtures Pinterest Board

Blue Fixtures
Blue Fixtures Index Page
Blue Retail Fixtures Pinterest Board

Brown Fixtures
Brown Fixtures Index Page
Brown Retail Fixtures Pinterest Board

Green Fixtures
Green Fixtures Index Page
Green Retail Fixtures Pinterest Board

Grey Fixtures
Grey Fixtures Index Page
Grey Retail Fixtures Pinterest Board

Orange Fixtures
Orange Fixtures Index Page
Orange Retail Fixtures Pinterest Board

Pink Fixtures
Pink Fixtures Index Page
Pink in Retail Fixtures Pinterest Board

Purple Fixtures
Purple Fixtures Index Page
Purple Retail Fixtures Pinterest Board

Red Fixtures
Red Fixtures Index Page
Red Retail Fixtures Pinterest Board

Rust Fixtures
Rust Finish Index Page
Rust Finish Pinterest Board

White Fixtures
White Fixtures Index Page
White Retail Fixtures Pinterest Board

Yellow Fixtures
Yellow Fixtures Index Page
Yellow Retail Fixtures Pinterest Board

Also see…

Variegated Powdercoat Finishes…
Silvervein Powdercoat As Fixtures Finish

Color Coded Retail Resources:
Color Coded Retail Index Page 
Color: Coding in Retail Pinterest Board

Color Arrays in Retail
Color Arrays in Retail Display Index Page

Color Arrays in Display Pinterest Board

Pantone Resources
Pantone Index Page

Pantone Inspired Merchandising Pinterest Board

For all Rust as Retail Fixture Finish resources see…
Rust as Retail Fixture Finish Pinterest Board“ visual summary.
Rust as Retail Fixture Finish Index Page” for all resources.

Follow Stainless Steel fixtures at…
Curved Kiosk For High-Speed Snack Sales
Nautica® Brilliantly-Branded in Polished Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel Flyover Creates Pedestal in Menswear
Michael Aram® Signature in Stainless
Waste Receptacle Icon Interpretation
Barn Door Hardware Try-Me In-Store”
Karcher Design® Concierge Restroom Signs
If Restroom Locked, Someone Is Inside
Wide-Mouth Waste Receptacle Benefits
Bradley® In-Sink Improvement Over Dyson®
Dyson AirBlade 5 With Factory Backsplash
Wendy’s® Entry Greeting in Stainless Steel
Wendy’s® Logo In Stainless Steel
Wendy’s® Dave Thomas Signs Off on Fresh
Fire Marshall Makes Retail Exits Easy
Reflections on Fendi® Audiophile Purse
Haggar® Brand Slab-Serifed in Stainless Steel
Wegmans® Vinegar Flavor Infuser In-Store
Arisen® Olive Oil and Vinegar Infusers at Gormanoff®
Wegmans® Olive Oil Flavor Infuser In-Store
Trash-Down Receptacle Instructions
Restroom Koala Care® Goes Stainless
Stainless Steel Rack-End Shelves
Column Guard in Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel Spinner
Stainless Steel Alligator Clip
Stainless Steel Jazzes Jeans
Recycling in Stainless Steel
Panty Size in Brushed Stainless

For Stainless Steel related resources see…
“Stainless Steel Pinterest Board”
Stainless Steel Index Page

For Metallic Fixture finishes see…
Prada® Outfitting: Art Deco or High-Tech Distillery
90° Tip Hook for Golden Bangles
Gymboree® Golden Job Opportunity
Tommy Hilfeger® Fragrances at Deep Discount
Galvanized Happy Hour Menu Holder
Chrome PowerWing on S-Hooks
Professional Grade Clothes Hook
Modern or Updated Vintage Fixture?
Chrome T-Hook Resists Off-Center Loads”
Stainless Steel Column Guard
Metal Milk Crate Merchandising
Do-It-Yourself Stepped Pipe Rack
T-Stand Textured Base
Behrens® Bucket Downsized
Giani Bernini® Retail Lockdown
Ginger® Branded Metal Finishes
Ginger® Splashables Branded
Hermes Lockdown En Masse
Hermes Lockdown Double Occupancy
Chrome Pedestals Sized to Suit
Perforated Metal Propping
Square-Nose Slatwall Loop Hook
Gucci® Patrol Cap Wired
Stainless Steel Spinner
Slot vs Slat at Henri Bendel®
Henri Bendel® Outrigger Waterfall
More Henri Bendel® Outrigger Hooks
Henri Bendel® Branded Backwall
Diamond Plate Slatwall
Sneeze Guard on Open Wire Shelf
Chrome Side Rail Design Repeats
Declined Metro® Cookware Display
Carnage in the Shoe Aisle
Waterfall Shelves Decline
Henri Bendel® T-Stand One-Up
Henri Bendel® T-Stand Two-Up
Stone Forest® Wall Bowl Sink Display
Stone Forest® Wall Bowl Display Details
Runaway Copper Water Fountain
Satin Nickel Sampler Screwed
Stacked Museum Case Illusion
Lacoste® Department Branding
Jewelry Box for Gaggenau®
Fashion Jewelry Fashion Tray Trends
Neck-like Necklace Hook in Chrome
Sephora® Metallic Mesh Carry-All
Waterfall Shelves Decline
Cubic Wireforms in Brass
Chromed Flatstock Creates Grid
Warning: Weight Estimates Only
American Eagle® Metal Die Cut
Copper T-Stand With Shower Rings
Michael Kors R.I.P.
Entry Metalwork Branded
Railroad Spike Mascot
Staging Area in Solid Brass
Tom Ford® Metal Cabinet Staging
Faux Diamond Plate for Apparel
Diamond Plate For Manly Gift Cards
Forever 21® Brand Permanence
Rivet Detail in Retail
Tommy Hilfiger® Pipe Outfitting
Tommy Hilfiger Super-Duty Faceout Finial
Brass or Bronze Fixture Finish
Rebar as Retail Sculpture
Anchor Chain as Retail Fixture.”
Rusty Hooks the Retail Rage
Solid Copper S-Hooks
Copper Tubing as Store Fixture
Pure Copper Store Fixtures
Industrial Chic Iron Pipe Lights
Grapple In-Store Merchandising System

For Kee Klamp® fixtures see…
Kee Klamp® Outrigger Clothes Rack
Kee Klamp Frame for Perfed Metal
Kee Klamp® Diving Board In-Store

For Aluminum fixtures see…
Aluminum Boxer-Style Hook Failure
Misshapen Aluminum Hooks
Malleable Aluminum Grid Hooks
So Sorry. Aluminum Hook in Play

For Wrought Iron fixtures see…
Wrought Iron for Retail
Shepherd’s Crook Merchandising
Medieval Museum Case Merchandising
Hanging Museum Case With Silver Skull

For all Do-It-Yourself, Metallic Finish and Industrial Chic see…
DIY and Industrial Chic Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
DIY and Industrial Chic Index Page” for all resources and links

DIY Do-It-Yourself and Industrial Chic Pinterest Board

For Color Array resources see…
Color Arrays in Retail Pinterest Board” for a visual summary.
Color Array Index Page” for all resources and links.

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5 thoughts on “Color Anodizing vs Powder Coating

  1. Wow! I like! I wonder how well it stands up to everyday wear and tear (especially the scrapping of hangers). Could make some beautiful store hardware, if it is sufficiently durable.

    1. As you can see the image and sample kiy of anodizing is Courtesy of Anomatic Corporation and You could contact them to see if samples are available for you. Companies that ppowdercoat also provide sample kits, and even without them can match RAL colors so that you can specify a finish. I hope this helps. I do not myself have samples. — Tony

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