Aluminium - an omnipresent construction material

Aluminium components
Anodisation
Chrome conversion coating

Aluminium is a universal material which is used in many applications due to its exceptional properties. In addition to its low weight and corrosion resistance, aluminium is very easy to process and it can be recycled.

In contact with air, aluminium forms a thin oxide layer at the surface which causes the high corrosion resistance. Additionally, aluminium has a high surface hardness and an excellent thermal and electrical conductivity. It can be welded, forged and hot-formed.

Application in all areas of life

Like plastic, aluminium has turned into a universal construction material over the last decades. It is nearly impossible to imagine life without aluminium. It is used in cars, windows and flooring, but also in beverage cans, medicine, packaging film and even water. There are virtually no areas of life in which aluminium is not used.

This is why aluminium is also used industrially to a great extent. Some examples are the electrical industry, furniture industry, laboratory technology, consumer electronics as well as vehicle construction and engineering. These industrial sectors are supplied by us with our high-quality aluminium products.

Different procedures improve the look and corrosion protection

There are different methods to treat the surface of aluminium in order to improve the corrosion resistance and enhance the look of the surface. These methods include the anodising method as well as the chromate conversion coating. When anodising, the surface of the metal can additionally be dyed in different colours. This dyeing process gives the aluminium a decorative look. Moreover, it is possible to add patterns, logos or symbols to the metal by means of a laser.

Chemical composition

AG1S Si Fe CU Mn Mg Cr Ni Zn Ti Pb Sn
actual 0.07 0.18 0.01 <0.01 0.76 <0.01 <0.01 0.01 0.01 <0.01 <0.01

Casting numbers

matt 01/0021496/7
glossy 01/0021495/7

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For economical reasons, we are not able accept orders below a minimum value of € 100 (+VAT).

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