Contrarian Micro Textures, by Rigidized® Metals Corporation, introduces InvariTone, a new stainless steel finish designed specifically for use in architectural applications.
“It became apparent that architects wanted a finish that was livelier than our InvariMatte® finish, designed for glare-sensitive applications, but not quite as reflective as our InvariLux® finish, which is appropriate in high traffic areas,” explains Jim Halliday, of Contrarian Micro Textures. “This led to the development of InvariTone, which offers a moderate level of reflectivity, while maintaining a similar surface texture as the other two.”
InvariTone is a non-directional, moderate gloss, randomly textured finish that can be applied to roofing, wall panels, coping and trim. Since InvariTone has no coatings to deteriorate, it will last indefinitely with little maintenance.
“The superb consistency of this finish results in excellent panel-to-panel matching, approaching that of paint,” continues Halliday.
InvariTone is readily welded or soldered and available in coils and cut lengths up to 288 inches and widths ranging from 0.75 to 49 inches. Because stainless steel is dimensionally stable up to 2000-degrees Fahrenheit, InvariTone provides an added measure of protection in the event of a fire. Contrarian Micro Textures offers a 30-year warranty on Grades 304, 304L, 316 and 316L.
Contrarian Micro Textures’ Invari- line of products has significantly less variability than commonly available materials. They outperform other metals in terms of finish quality, shape and performance. Most Invari- products are manufactured in the United States, facilitating shorter lead times and better technical communication.