After virtually all GKD architectural meshes were made from stainless steel for many years, architects increasingly began to look for colored solutions for façade mesh, ceiling suspensions or wall cladding. Aluminum seemed the ideal solution. However, the challenge here was that the existing dip tanks for batch anodization used in industry were too small for the mesh panels from GKD. Together with an industry partner, GKD developed a new continuous anodization process in which the aluminum wire is anodized before weaving and not, as was previously the case, the finished product. Thanks to this continuous process, large volumes of wire are available at a constantly high quality.