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Dimensional Metal Surfaces

The Product

GAGE 78 Earth Metal™ Dimensional Surfacing is a highly dimensional and extremely durable architectural surfacing designed for use as feature walls, columns, dividing walls, elevator interiors, ceilings and other innovative architectural applications. Earth Metal is suitable for both interior and exterior use.

The Earth Metal product is truly one of a kind. The pattern depth and dimension can only be achieved by the manufacturing process developed for the product. Earth Metal panels are eight inch wide modules available in lengths up to twenty feet. The virtually seamless panel connections allow for an uninterrupted visual flow between panels. The product is manufactured entirely in Wisconsin using state of the art facilities. Most designs are protected by design patent or copyright.

The collection currently offers 10 standard designs and 16 standard finishes.

Aluminum is a very efficient and environmentally friendly material. Over 70% of the aluminum produced since 1880 is still in use today. Aluminum is 100% recyclable and the recovery of aluminum via recycling has been an important part of the aluminum industry since the late 1960’s. In keeping with this sustainable strategy, the scrap remaining from the Earth Metal manufacturing process is returned to the mill and melted for recycling. This process requires only 5% of the energy used to originally produce aluminum and helps to reduce our dependence on energy and raw materials.

Earth Metal products are made from 66% recycled aluminum (50% postconsumer, 16% pre-consumer).

Earth Metal is produced from aluminum alloy 6063 which uses magnesium and silicon as the alloying elements. Alloy 6063 is used for a variety of architectural applications and is typically produced with a smooth surface especially suited for finishing. Earth Metal is tempered to a T5 level that provides a tensile strength of 22,000 psi with an ultimate yield strength of 16,000 psi. The finished product is a tough and durable material.

Continuing A Tradition

Gage 78 shares common ownership with Gage Architectural Products, an internationally recognized leader in the design and manufacturing of specialty metal architectural products since 1988. Like other Gage products, Earth Metal is designed as a complete system. Thoughtful development delivers a well-engineered product with a focus on ease of installation. Time studies on projects to date indicate that 40-70 SF of material can be installed per man hour to the properly prepared substrate such as ½-inch plywood or studs 8 inches on center.

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Dimensional Metal Surfaces
EM 7804 · Metal Valley · Custom Copper finish · Horizontal orientation
Antique Bronze
Champagne Metallic
Champagne Mist
Classic Copper
Dark Bronze Pearl
Honest Aluminum
Light Bronze
Nickel Pearl
Nordic Silver
Oil Rubbed Bronze
Rustic Copper
Satin Nickel
Silver Mica
White Pearl