Aluminum and Anodizing pages

There are a lot of interesting websites on the Internet both on aluminum and anodizing. Here you will find only a few of them. I have categorized the links so it is easier for you to find the one you need for your searching. Please check back later to get the newest I find which would be of your interest.

Anodizing sites:

The Aluminum Anodizers Council is a place to go for general information about Anodizing. They have a web forum where you can ask questions.

The International Hard Anodizing Association website is more specific about Hard Anodizing.

Qualanod - the European Quality label for Anodic Oxide Coatins on Wrought Aluminium for Architectural Purposes.

Patent Storm is a great place to go if you need to find a patent about anodizing or aluminum.

GDA (Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie) has as its central task to establish acceptance and understanding for the material aluminium and products made from it. You will find a lot of useful information, events and news from the German Aluminum Industry. is a website were you can post your questions about all kind of finishing, incl. Anodizing.

My own website, AluConsult, where you find a lot of anodizing articles.

Aluminum sites:

aluSELECT is a free and very informative database containing technical information on the most widely used aluminium alloys. It obtain information about the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of 35 wrought and 12 casting alloys.

Key to Metals is the world's most comprehensive metals properties database, developed and designed for professional use worldwide. A lot of the information is free but you can sign up for membership.

European Aluminium Association (EAA) represents the aluminium industry in Europe. It aims to secure sustainable growth of the market for aluminium whilst maintaining and improving the image of the industry.

The Aluminum Association works globally to aggressively promote aluminum as the most sustainable and recyclable automotive, packaging and construction material in today’s market.

aluMATTER is a freely-accessible, award-winning website that provides innovative and interactive e-learning resources for aluminium science and technology.

aluminum Denmark is a professional network for the aluminum industry in Denmark.

Institutes and labs working for the anodizing industry:

Qualital - Italian Certification Office and Lab

And then a couple of links which shows how beautiful Aluminum Surface can be when anodized:

The Beautiful Aluminum Surfaces designed by Bess Kristoffersen (go to metaloverflader).

Aluart® - a new world of exciting possibilities where colour, texture, and finish are combined and infused into solid Aluminium. This technology offers the architect/designer an endless choice of colour options to create new and innovative designs in interior and exterior applications.

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