Light Interference Color (LIC) is an electrochemical process to color stainless steel without the use of dyes or pigments. Our proprietary LIC process creates a layer on top of stainless steel that behaves like a prism, which reveals the changing color that we see on the surface of the metal. Each color is available in a range giving stainless steel a brilliant, unique look. The color you see is dependent on the environment, light, weather, and the angle in which you observe.
One brilliant advantage of LIC, is the surface of the material is not affected by UV rays. Nor will it fade, as painted, pigmented or dyed products tend to. Installations older than 25 years have proven that LIC coloring does not age/fade. The most bold advantage o f LIC, is the artistic styles which our colors and finishes provide, as compared to painted or anodized products. Due to the nature of the LIC process, our products will always have natural variant in color. We use an LAB-measuring device to quantify the colors of our products. We offer a range in each color based on tolerances within each color.