The strength and durability of aluminium with all the appeal of natural wood.
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MetWood sublimated finishes exhibit the natural variations of colour, grain and blemishes that are seen in real wood.
Some finishes also exhibit some shifting of colour over time, similar to that of the actual product.
- Impact & scratch resistant
- Stain & fade resistant
- Virtually maintenance free
- Insect resistant
- and it’s eco friendly!
Extensive range of finishes
We have an extensive range of finishes in stock, including native NZ timbers. And if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for within our range just let us know, MetWood colours and grains are fully customisable and can be mixed and matched to meet most requirements.
The Sublimation Process
High definition photographic images of real timbers are printed onto sublimation transfer films using specially formulated sublimation dyes.
Your panel or extrusion is first powder coated using one of our specially formulated sublimation transfer powders.
The transfer film is then wrapped around it before it enters our state-of-the-art sublimation machine.
Vacuum suction is used to bring the film in contact with the powder coated finish under high pressure, while being heated to a temperature of up to 200 degrees.
The combination of pressure and temperature result in the printed image being lifted from the film and transferred INTO the molecules of the powder coat layer, where it becomes permanently embedded throughout its thickness, resulting in a long, lasting and extremely durable finish.
...and it’s environmentally friendly
Sublimation uses water-based dyes.
This means no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) being released into the atmosphere.
Sublimation uses no water.
This reduces water comsumption and means no waste goes into our waterways.