Colouration of Stainless Steels
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Joseph Ki Leuk Lai, Kin Ho Lo and Chan Hung Shek
In quite a number of applications, stainless steels are chosen for their aesthetic appeal.
Besides being shiny, the fact that many colours may be imparted to stainless steels adds to their
popularity, especially in the construction industry. This chapter covers the basics of colouration of
stainless steels and the various techniques for achieving different colours.
Colouration, INCO method, electrochemical colouring, laser colouring, oxidation, coating,
current pulse method, potential pulse method, colour tone, one-step colouration, two-step colouring.
City University of Hong Kong.