Natural Stainless has been referred to as an “honest” product.
It began to grace some monumental structures in the the late 1920's such as the Chrysler building in New York City, which is still beautiful after more than 80 years without a sign of corrosion. Stainless Steel has outstanding physical characteristics that make it the toughest material for roof or wall applications.
Stainless Steel is known for it's elegance and endurance. But aside from it's beauty and performance, these metals are also recyclable. Our 304 and 316 stainless steel products contain 75 - 85% post-consumer and post-industrial recycled material. In addition to the recycled content it is 100% recyclable at the end of it's long, beautiful life in your building application.
LIGHT INTERFERENCE COLOR (LIC) Stainless Steel
Light Interference Color (LIC)is an electrochemical process to color stainless steel without the use of dyes or pigments. The process uses various acids and electricity in order to grow a chrome oxide (chromate) layer on the stainless steel. The thickness of the chromate acts like a prism creating the changing color that we see on the surface of the metal. The perceived color-changing is caused by the natural physics of light interference; from different angles, the light waves are perceived by a viewer as revealing a different color from each angle. A range of colors are available, as well as finishes, all giving stainless steel a brilliant, unique look. (Reader's takeaway: the color you see is dependent on the environment and light, weather, and the angle you observe from.)
Product selection varies: closeout orders may be fulfilled from multiple production heats of material. Natural and LIC stainless Steel products may contain a range in both color and sheen.