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The correct alloy for you

We produce all standard and custom aluminium extrusion alloys and tempers, shapes and sizes, by both direct and indirect extrusion.

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Here are descriptions of some of the aluminium alloys that we use in your product solutions:

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1050 alloy

This non-heat treatable alloy is commonly used in heat transfer applications for the automotive and HVACR industries, and in the electrical industry. The 1050 alloy has good corrosion resistance and higher thermal conductivity than other alloys.

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3003/3103 alloys

These non-heat treatable alloys feature good corrosion resistance, workability and weldability. The 3003/3103 alloys develop strengthening from cold working only, and are typically used in the automotive and HVACR industries. They offer good corrosion resistance and mechanical properties that exceed 1xxx-series alloys. Applications include radiators for cars and air conditioning evaporators.

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5083 alloy

This alloy is easier to weld than 6xxx-series alloys and is more predictable in terms of post-weld strength. The 5083 alloy excels in corrosion resistance in a salt-water environment and is therefore the material of choice for marine hull structure applications.

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6060 alloy

This alloy is most frequently used in applications that require the highest quality finish, and where strength is not the crucial factor. Applications that use the 6060 alloy include picture frames and exclusive furniture.

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6061 alloy

This magnesium and silicon alloy is the best choice when welding or brazing is required. It has structural strength and toughness, good corrosion resistance and good machining characteristics. The 6061 alloy is used extensively as a construction material, most commonly in the manufacture of aircraft, marine and automotive components.

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6063 alloy

This popular alloy is in the heat treatable category. The 6063 alloy has a finer grain structure than 6061 and will provide the best cosmetic appearance after anodizing. It is highly corrosion resistant with good workability and weldability. Common uses include cylinder tubing, electrical bus conductors and architectural applications.

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6082 alloy

This alloy is not suitable for decorative anodizing, but it certainly qualifies as an excellent choice for highstrength building and structural components. Applications for the 6082 alloy include trailer profiles for trucks as well as for floors.

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HS6110 alloy

This alloy has been tailored to meet the automotive industry's need for high strength – HS – or in this case, ultra-high-strength aluminium for applications such as bumper systems, crash management systems and side sills. Typically, these elevated strength requirements would involve the production of 7xxx alloys, but 7xxx is more difficult to extrude and more expensive.

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7108 alloy

The 7108 alloy has high strength and good fatigue strength, but limited extrudability and formability. It is susceptible to stress corrosion in areas with high stresses. Welding should only be carried out in areas where the loading is lower. Typical applications are structures for building and transport applications where high strength is required. The material is suitable for anodizing for protective purposes.