Micro Textures & Finishes
Superb Consistency, Stunning Textures and Sustainable Metals
Look to Contrarian Micro Textures, by Rigidized® Metals Corporation, for an unrivaled selection of decorative stainless steel, titanium and other metals, specifically engineered for architectural applications.
Our incredibly versatile products, including low-reflective stainless steel for roofing applications and distinctive stainless steel textured patterns and finishes ideal for curtain walls, column covers and elevators, are available in a variety of beautiful, wear-resistant textures and surface treatments, and can be fabricated to fit essentially any shape for limitless design flexibility.
In addition, beautiful finishes on stainless steel are produced by hand to create our Random Swirl and Non-Directional products. Our Sandtex®, Linen and Squares finishes are produced by embossing or “coining” fine texture on the face of stainless steel sheets.
Dull Bead Blast Finish
Stainless Steel Thickness: 0.012″-0.135″
Titanium Thickness: 0.012″-0.135″
Max Width: 60″
Bright Bead Blast Finish
Stainless Steel Thickness: 0.012″-0.060″
Max Width: 48″
Max Width: 48″*
Available Thicknesses: 0.060″ & 0.029″ gauge (ATI 2003 alloy, only)
*Please note that, on the InvariMatte® Walnut, there will be (2) hanger holes about ¼” in from the edge on the lateral side. This cannot be avoided and should be considered in your design. We are also limited to 96″ length due to the size of the anodizing tank. Width and length may ultimately be limited by substrate size restrictions.
RND – Non-Directional Vibration
Stainless Steel Thickness: 0.036″-0.135″
Max Width: 60″
Number 4 finish stainless steel, commonly referred to as “satin” finish, is a general-purpose bright polish.
2B or “Mill” finish stainless steel is a dull, low-reflective finish with no grain or direction.
B/A – Bright Annealed
Bright Annealed stainless steel has a “cloudy mirror” reflective surface.
Random Swirl is polished by hand and, as the name suggests, is completely random. No two sheets are the same.
#8 polish, or mirror finish, is polished to a mirror quality with subtle grit lines visible.
About Contrarian Micro Textures
Since 2001, Contrarian Micro Textures, by Rigidized® Metals Corporation, has been helping architects, panel manufacturers, fabricators and contractors succeed in creating sustainable buildings with high performance flat rolled metals, including stainless steel, titanium and other metals, specifically engineered for architectural applications. We manufacture, distribute, and provide specification/metallurgical support for an unrivaled selection of high quality decorative metals designed and engineered specifically for architectural applications.
These incredibly versatile products are available in a variety of beautiful, durable textures and surface treatments – including the highly popular InvariMatte® – can be fabricated to fit basically any shape for limitless design flexibility.
Contrarian Micro Textures’ unique focus on architecture delivers a product line that is geared toward the uniformity, flatness and proper grade selection to ensure the appearance and performance of stainless steel and titanium building components. Made primarily from recycled material, our products are designed to last the life of the building without finish deterioration. The result is sustainable design with low maintenance costs and low environmental impact that generates long-term value to the building owner. Additionally, unlike media blasting methods that can release hazardous particulate into the air, the cold rolling process used to produce our bright, medium, and dull bead blast finishes, does not.
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