Welcome to United Anodisers

Leading the way

United Anodisers has been at the forefront of all the major technical innovations in anodising in the last 40 years and we are continuing to develop new products. This has enabled us to diversify into markets such as Automotive, Engineering and Decorative, in addition to being the largest supplier of coloured architectural finishes in Europe.

Production facilities in the UK can produce in excess of 2 million square metres a year in any one of 40 different colours.  United Anodisers offers its customers:

  • The widest range of anodising treatments in the widest dimensional range available anywhere in the world
  • Unrivalled experience, quality, service and know-how
  • Capacity - Largest Anodisers in Europe
  • Colour Range - 40 Colours
  • 2 Manufacturing Locations in Europe

Other market Applications

As a world leader in the surface treatment of aluminium, our unrivalled experience in our industry permits us to offer expert advice on the selection of the appropriate metal and anodising treatment for any given application - whether architectural, design or industrial.

United Anodisers is active worldwide, supplying prestigious projects in the established markets of Europe, North America and more recently in the rapidly growing markets of the Middle East and Asia.

United Anodisers is dedicated to providing a global solution to the challenges of creating a corrosion resistant, environmentally friendly, sustainable and long lasting material for architectural applications anywhere in the world. Buildings constructed with anodised finishes from United Anodisers will be enjoyed by generations to come for the sheer beauty of their pure anodised aluminium surfaces.

The Advantages of Aluminium

Aluminium is a metal which allows endless opportunities for design and creativity but which, at the same time, responds fully to modern demands in terms of environment and sustainability.

The 10 key advantages of aluminium:

  • Elegant, modern, natural aspect
  • Numerous possibilities of textures, colours and surface finishes
  • Very durable over the long term
  • Requires minimal maintenance
  • Light weight
  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Does not burn and is not noxious in case of fire
  • Can be totally and repeatedly recycled through simple re-melting
  • Available in many different forms to suit a diverse range of applications
  • Aluminium creates an impermeable barrier to air, water and wind

Anodising further enhances the exceptional qualities of aluminium.

The Benefits of Anodising

Modern materials must permit design creativity but at the same time they must be produced responsibly and economically, be durable and recyclable at the end of their life.  Aluminium, with its exceptional recyclability, minimal maintenance and proven lifetime performance, successfully responds to the need for environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions. In building applications, aluminium virtually always requires surface treatment. Yet, the choice of surface treatment of aluminum is as important as the choice of the material itself.

Anodising enhances the natural qualities of aluminium still further; it permits a strongly contemporary finish with incomparable corrosion and abrasion resistance. Unique amongst surface treatments, such as coatings, anodising is totally integrated with the metallic substrate - it is not simply a film applied to cover the surface. The result - pure aluminium - is a perfectly and repeatedly recyclable material with remarkable performance characteristics.

These same exceptional qualities can be found in new product applications in anodising, which now provide new and infinite texture and design possibilities for building exteriors.

The modern, aesthetic beauty of anodised aluminium is founded on its many unique properties. Anodising is a transparent finish integral with the metal, which retains and enhances the inherent beauty of the aluminium; it is totally UV resistant.  A totally homogeneous appearance can be guaranteed, thanks to the nature of the anodising process and the very tight quality controls on both the aluminium and the surface treatment. Colours, textures and patterns can be incorporated in the anodic film, enhancing the natural metallic appearance without affecting the total UV resistance.

The ’’living’’ quality of its natural metallic sheen, combining texture with - colour, guarantees a creative interaction of the surfaces and shapes of the building with the constantly changing light conditions through the day and across the different seasons.  The anodic layer will retain its original beauty and protection against corrosion throughout the life of the building - as proven by independent inspection of buildings of more than 30 years old.

Driven by quality in everything we do

United Anodisers is renowned for the exceptionally high and consistent product standards that are evident in many thousands of projects around the world.  Quality is a watchword in our organisation and quality controls underpin everything we do.    .. read more

The World's leading Architectural Anodisers of Continuous Batch, Sheets, Plate, Profile and Specialist Products