It is well known that natural timber products fade over time and need maintenance to retain their appearance, but did you know that woodgrain prints on aluminium also fade?
That’s why Fairview’s Stryüm uses powder on powder woodgrain. Utilising a technology recently introduced for Australia, the Stryüm woodgrain is designed to provide a high definition, textured woodgrain for years to come minimising maintenance and costly rework. This finish is highly suited for use in Australia’s uniquely harsh environment.
Powder on Powder Woodgrains
Powder on Powder is a multi-stage process. First, a base powder coat layer is applied. A second powder coat layer is applied, which forms the grain. These two layers are then cured together forming a single textured, powder coat layer.
Through the powder on powder process, Stryüm’s woodgrain features a textured finish. The grain forms a raised tactile surface that is highly noticeable when the surface is touched, helping to enhance the realism of the finish.
On all aluminium woodgrain finishes, the woodgrain pattern repeats itself. However, in some products, this repetition is greater than others. This repetition is highly visible on facades and diminishes the overall visual impact of the facade. That’s why the Stryüm woodgrain finish has the lowest repetition rate available. The low repetition combined with a varying grain, mimics the natural variation of timber. This makes is perfect for both large, unobstructed façade areas and tight, detailed sections.
Designed to Retain Colour in Australia’s Harsh Environment
A common issue for typical aluminium woodgrains is a tendency for the grain to fade in the harsh Australian sunlight. This alternative application process, known as sublimation, leaves only the noticeably different base colour after the grain has faded. The result; an unattractive brown façade.
Stryüm’s woodgrain in contrast utilises a specific grain layer, cured to form a single layer. The result: a finish, both base and grain, that remains consistent throughout the life of the finish. The woodgrain panels will remain a woodgrain, rather than turning brown.
This colour retention is backed up by a 15-year colour warranty, and a 25-year finish integrity warranty (T&C’s apply). Unlike other products which covers just the base, this warranty covers both the base and the grain highlighting the quality of the finish.
Being an aluminium product, Stryüm’s woodgrain does not need the maintenance of a natural wood product, and only requires the maintenance of a powder coat finish.
Stryüm has been deemed non-combustible in accordance with AS1530.1 and AS1530.3 and is compliant in accordance with the BCA under clause C1.9(e)v.
Every part of the Stryüm woodgrain in made here in Australia, from the raw aluminium to the finish. Not only does this guarantee supply and quality but supports local jobs.
For more information on Stryüm, the powder on powder application or for a sample, contact the friendly Fairview team.