For over a decade, CMR has been helping architects, panel manufacturers, fabricators and contractors succeed in creating one-of-a-kind, sustainable buildings with our high performance flat rolled metals.
Contrarian Metal Resources offers an unrivaled selection of decorative stainless steel, titanium and other metal finishes, all specially engineered for architectural applications. Our portfolio includes a variety of textures, surface treatments and finishes and represents only best-in-class products – primarily manufactured in the United States and imported from across the globe. In addition, CMR also offers custom finish solutions – to assure maximum design flexibility.
CMR is uniquely focused on architecture. We manufacture and distribute only best quality products focused on uniformity and flatness, and provide complete metallurgical support to ensure the appearance and performance of our high performance architectural metals.
Made primarily from recycled material, Contrarian's portfolio of products are designed to last the life of the building without finish deterioration. Given the intrinsic value of these materials, stainless steel and titanium components are likely to be recycled when the building is eventually torn down. The result is sustainable design with low maintenance costs and low environmental impact that generates long-term value to the building owner.
Look to CMR for the products you need – from dull stainless steel and titanium for roofing, to a broad variety of decorative stainless steel finishes ideal for curtain walls, column covers, elevators, and other architecture, as well as zinc sheet for countertops and other applications – to create one-of-a-kind, sustainable designs.
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Anodic Colorized Finishes are stainless steel substrates finished with a thin oxide film and are designed for use in architectural applications. Visually, the oxide film tints the stainless steel with a given color but allows the surface characteristics of the substrate finish to remain visible. Anodic Colorized Finishes can be used in a variety of applications, including wall panels, coping and trim.
The chromium oxide film is produced electrochemically. Unlike paints coatings, the finish is not reactive to ultraviolet light. For exterior applications in marine or other more corrosive environments, a higher alloy substrate should be used. It should be noted that the visual appearance of anodic colors vary and the designer must anticipate this variability when considering these products. For applications that require more visual uniformity or are subjected to pedestrian traffic, like elevators and entryways, consideration should be given to specifying Vapor Deposition Colorized stainless steel (please refer to the corresponding Data Sheet). As always, if there is any doubt as to the suitability of our products to a given application or environment, please contact a Contrarian Metal Resources Product Consultant.
The long-term performance of Anodic Colorized Finishes is dependent on proper grade selection. In most environments, Type 304 will be sufficient to prevent corrosion. (Please refer to our Product Data Sheets for highlights of chemical analyses and properties for specific substrates and finishes.)
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Thickness (in.) x Width (in.) x Length (in.) x .292
.015 - .120" thick in widths up to 48" are available in lengths up to 96". Some products can be produced in longer lengths. Please contact a Contrarian Metal Resources Product Consultant for details.
Since stainless steel is dimensionally stable up to 2000°F, Anodic Colorized Finishes provide an added measure of protection in the event of a fire.
Anodic Colorized Stainless Steel Finishes are supplied to ASTM (American Society for the Testing of Materials) commercial tolerances.
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