- Architectural copper range expanded
Architectural Copper Range Expanded
AURUBIS ARCHITECTURAL – part of the world’s leading integrated copper group and largest copper recycler – has launched a new pre-patinated surface as part of its Nordic Blue range, giving designers even more freedom to realise their designs in copper.
‘Nordic Blue Living 3’ has been developed to give a specific intensity of blue patina but with a distinctive green hue. Nordic Blue Living 3 and other new developments – including Nordic Bronze - will be exhibited at Ecobuild on stand N270.
Using a carefully controlled, factory process, the Nordic Blue and Nordic Green ranges offer variable intensities of pre-patination, developed with properties and colours based on the same brochantite mineralogy found in natural patinas all over the world. The factory process can be accurately controlled so that, as well as the solid blue or green patina colours, other intensities of patina flecks can be created revealing some of the dark oxidised background material. There are no limitations on the length of pre-patinated copper sheet or strip because whole coils are treated on the production line, not just limited size sheets, enabling them to be used for long-strip installation techniques.
Other AURUBIS ARCHITECTURAL surfaces include Nordic Standard ‘mill finish’ and Nordic Brown pre-oxidised copper with either light or dark brown oxidisation that otherwise takes time to develop in the environment. Copper alloys include the new Nordic Bronze, Nordic Brass and the innovative Nordic Royal - an alloy with a long-lasting golden colour.
In addition to standard copper sheet, Aurubis explores new material forms creating extra dimensions of modulation, texture and transparency for architectural surfaces, including textured surfaces, press modelled shapes, pierced or expanded sheets and mesh for transparency, super-graphics and artwork. Nordic Copper surfaces and forms can be combined and applied with various installation systems and techniques. They can be used in traditional fully-supported sheet form or as profiled sheets, panels, cassettes and other factory-made systems such as slatted or louvred systems. Applications include facades, roofs and other architectural elements of all shapes, as well as interiors.