Wausau, Wis.-baed Linetec announced its anodize finishing for aluminum received a Declare Label as Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List Free. This means that Linetec’s anodize finishing is in full compliance with the highest level of LBC criteria established through the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).

Linetec is the nation’s largest independent architectural metals finishing company and recognized for its environmentally responsible practices. “We are proud to work with customers who look to us as a resource in selecting finishes that not only protect and enhance the appearance and durability of aluminum architectural building products, but also supports their projects’ goals for sustainability and wellness,” said Linetec’s marketing manager, Tammy Schroeder, LEED Green Associate.

Declare is a self-disclosure program of the ILFI that aims to transform the building materials industry toward healthier products through ingredient transparency. Declare LBC Red List Free products are recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System, the International WELL Building Standard, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Recommendations of Specifications, Standards and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasers.

“All of our anodize colors are covered by the Declare Label without restriction,” said Andy Joswiak, Linetec’s vice president of operations. “We offer seven standard colors of anodize finishing plus proprietary Copper Anodize and our new Bordeaux Anodize.”

Linetec’s eco-friendly anodize process is well suited for recycled aluminum billet as the frosty, matte finish helps hide small imperfections that may occur in secondary billet. At the end of its life on a building, the finished aluminum is 100% recyclable.
The Declare Label for Linetec’s anodized aluminum lists a life expectancy of 40 years and indicates that there are no applicable volatile organic compounds (VOCs) associated with this product. Because it is an integral part of the aluminum substrate, Linetec’s anodic coating results in a hard, durable finish. The finished aluminum requires minimal maintenance and provides excellent wear and abrasion resistance, and long-lasting performance that meets or exceeds the AAMA 611 industry-leading standard.