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Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America Launches FROST™ Anodized Finish For ALPOLIC® MCM Products

Chesapeake, VA – Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America, Inc. (MCCA), a leader in metal composite material (MCM) manufacturing, has announced the launch of its exclusive new ALPOLIC® MCM anodized finish called Frost™.

Hard as sapphires, smooth as chrome, Frost™ Anodized MCM fire-retardant material offers projects a touch of luxury without the expense of a solid metal application. Additionally, with exceptional reflective properties (80 SRI), Frost™ is a great choice for urban environments where “cool” building requirements are becoming more prevelant.

A cooperative project between MCCA and AaCron Anodizing, a full-service anodizer founded in 1968, Frost™ offers the sleek, modern, low-gloss finish that designers and architects frequently desire for high-end designs. “We’ve worked with AaCron for many years and have found the company continually matches our ethos in innovation, quality and customer care,” said Dave Kearney, Director of Sales and Marketing at ALPOLIC®.

AaCron General Manager Jon Ledin first approached MCCA more than a year ago with the idea of a new anodizing process that would attain a cool-toned, sleek, modern, low-gloss finish on ALPOLIC®’s natural aluminum composite material. “We immediately thought this was a perfect fit for ALPOLIC® and have worked closely together to bring this one-of-a-kind finish to market,” said Ledin. Created using AaCron’s proprietary process, Frost™ joins ALPOLIC®’s successful Anodized Series, which includes other popular finishes like Clear Anodized, Dark Bronze, Medium Bronze, Light Bronze, Champagne and Black.

Headquartered in Plymouth, MN, AaCron boasts two anodizing lines under the same roof, with capabilities to offer a wide range of sizes and finish choices. The company’s anodic coatings are inorganic and impervious to ultraviolet rays, making anodized MCM more color stable. Additionally, the anodized surface does not chalk, and is highly resistant to chipping, peeling or fading — helping ensure the natural beauty of the underlying aluminum is highlighted beautifully and providing the option to match previous batches more accurately.

Samples of the new Frost™ Anodized MCM fire-retardant material are available by visiting www.alpolic-americas.com/anodized.

About Mitsubishi Chemical America  - ALPOLIC Division

ALPOLIC Meet the SupplierALPOLIC® Metal Composite Materials (MCM) have been manufactured since 1991 at Mitsubishi Chemical America’s Chesapeake, VA location. ALPOLIC ® MCM is among the most versatile and useful architectural materials available, and our manufacturing, distribution and support capabilities extend worldwide. ALPOLIC ® offers the rigidity of heavy-gauge architectural metals in a lightweight composite material, with a standard polyethylene or fire-resistant core available in an unmatched selection of colors and finishes. For more information about ALPOLIC ®, visit www.ALPOLIC-Americas.com or call 800-422-7270.

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