Lorin Industries Inc. has released a new perforation pattern, which falls into the circular collection and is Pattern # 119, with 0.188-inch round holes by 0.313-inch center on 60-degree staggered center.
This pattern falls between Lorin’s # 111 pattern with 0.094-inch round holes and Lorin’s #121 pattern with 0.121-inch holes. Lorin’s pattern numbers are numerical, with the higher the pattern number the larger the hole size. Lorin chose to offer a new pattern to meet the market demand, which chooses circular patterns as by far the most popular pattern. Perforated anodized aluminum is commonly used for aesthetic appeal, as well as functionality, including for facades on parking garages or facades where ventilation and light are needed.
Lorin has eight other perforated patterns that are circular and square and also offers custom patterns to meet the particular design requirements of designers and architects. Lorin also enables customers to select the percentage openness of the perforated metal to further refine the product to each project’s unique needs.
Offered in a variety of colors and finishes, perforated anodized aluminum delivers functionality, durability and aesthetics. The cost-effective coil anodizing process, pioneered by Lorin, protects the aluminum while also improving its aesthetic properties and durability. Though other metals can be perforated, anodized aluminum is typically specified for the building construction industry because of its high strength-to-weight ratio, light weight, recyclability, corrosion resistance and more. Unlike other sheets that are anodized then perforated, Lorin coil anodizes its aluminum sheets after they have been perforated. This is done to protect the inside edges of the perforations and to ensure that color is consistent throughout the entire perforated anodized sheet, including inside the holes.