Aluminum is already in widespread use for cladding on buildings and there are some incredibly beautiful examples of sculptural shapes and patterns that can be achieved using this metal in building design. Environmental degradation is a major factor limiting the use of a soft metal like aluminum. OxSiCoat solves the problem of corrosion. It is impervious to Ultra Violet damage, as well as corrosion caused by other weathering and harsh environmental factors, such as salt exposure. Its virtual weightlessness provides new possibilities for design. Its clarity of transparency and ability to seal a decorative finish provide new possibilities. It needs no special treatment to clean it and maintain its shine it is washed like glass – easily and cheaply.