All metal surfaces have a profile consisting of peaks and valleys. If the peaks and valleys have a large vertical distance between them, the light will enter the valley and not bounce or reflect back. This set of circumstances produces a relatively dull surface.
During the surface enhancement process, the vertical distance between the peaks and valleys is minimized to allow greater light reflection and a brighter surface finish. The closer the peak distance is to the valley and the greater uniformity of the finite scratches, the higher the reflectance resulting in a brighter surface. For more detail download our Vessel Surface Enhancement E-Book.
Benefits of Surface Enhancements
The closer you can bring the peak distance to the valley the better. Corrosive media, chemicals, and bacteria will not stick as well to a very smooth surface. As an added bonus, the metal will be much easier to clean.
Anti-cling and sanitary characteristics
An ultra-smooth surface is essential if hygiene is your most important objective.
By smoothing a surface to the point where corrosive agents cannot stick, the longevity of the metal will increase.
A high-quality, polished surface shows its value. Also, because it is easier to clean, it will maintain its shine.
Finishing Capabilities Include:
• Anodizing (aluminum) • Belt or Mechanical Polishing • Mechanical Brushed Finish or Dual Action • Electro-polishing • Glass Bead or Media Blasting • Mill Finish • Passivation • Spray Coating