Bronze channel is a commonly used extruded metal product that is especially popular in the architecture and design space. With excellent tensile strength and resistance to corrosion, bronze is an ideal choice for structural applications, while its rich color is popular for an creating a classic, elegant look in applications where the metal will be visible.
At Polished Metals, we process and finish many varieties of bronze channel, including popular U channel and C channel extrusions used across a variety of industries. Between our large in-house metal finishing facility and the unmatched skill and experience of our team, we’re able to process high-volume orders with supreme attention to detail and quality. Learn more about our product offerings, or reach out to us to get a quote for your project.
Bronze Channel Use Cases
Bronze channel products see use across many industries worldwide. As with all metal channels, bronze channel is frequently used as structural support. However, thanks to the stunning appearance of bronze, this product is also frequently used for ornamentation, decoration, and design purposes.
Architecture & Construction
Metal channels are commonly used as structural support, adding structural integrity to materials like concrete or even wood frames. While bronze is not as common as other metals in this regard, its tensile strength rivals even traditional supporting metals such as steel.
Most commonly, bronze channel is used for structural supports in cases where such supports will be visible or where corrosion resistance is paramount.
Design & Ornamentation
As with all red metals, bronze provides a unique appearance that can’t be matched by popular metals such as aluminum and steel.
Bronze is often used for decorative purposes, with colors ranging from its traditional reddish hue to lighter and brasslike depending on the specific composition. In addition, bronze can develop a patina over time, adding shades of green or darker brown. Bronze channel may be used for window and door frames, mullions, railings, trim, or other decorative designs.
Other Use Cases
Similarly to its role in construction and engineering, bronze channel may play a supporting role by forming supports or protective covers for various components of a building. For instance, bronze channel may be used to conceal or protect electrical wiring while maintaining the look of the interior design.
Our Bronze Channel Offerings
At Polished Metals, our team can finish high volumes of bronze channel products according to various specifications for shape, size, and thickness.
A C channel is an extruded metal product that is shaped like the letter “C” when viewed in profile (that is, from one end or the other). C channel products have a tapered flange that is wider toward the “web” of the channel.
Similarly, U channel is also an extruded product with a shape very akin to the C channel. However, U channel lacks the tapered flanges of C channel.
Properties of Bronze
Polished bronze features a number of unique properties that make it highly favorable in a number of industries and use cases. For one, it is very strong, with tensile strength that measures up well to metals like stainless steel. Bronze is highly corrosion resistant, making it an ideal choice for areas with harsh climates (such as coastal or marine environments).
Finally, bronze products offer a striking appearance that is impossible for other metals to match. As an alloy of copper, it features reddish or yellowish hues that stand out from metals like aluminum and stainless steel and that may be favored when considering the overall appearance and aesthetic of a building.
Your Top Bronze Channel Supplier
At Polished Metals, we’re known throughout the world for our best-in-class metal finishing services. Our expansive inventory includes a broad selection of metal types and extruded products, including channels made from brass, bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, and more.
You know you’re working with the best when you work with the Polished Metals team. If you have questions about our bronze channel offerings or have custom metal finishing needs, please reach out to us.
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