Aluminum is a lightweight and versatile metal that is widely used in various industries due to its favorable properties. Here are some key points about aluminum:

We stock these grades of Aluminum:

  • 1100 (Sheet)
  • 2024 (Plate)
  • 3003 (Sheet, Plate, Tread Plate)
  • 5052 (Sheet, Plate)
  • 6061 (Sheet, Plate, Tread Plate, Tube, Channel, Beam, Bar, Pipe)
  • 6063 (Tube, Channel, Bar, Pipe)
  • 7075 (Plate)
  • Cast/Jig (Plate)


Physical Properties
  • Lightweight: Aluminum is a lightweight metal, making it ideal for applications where weight is a critical factor, such as in transportation (cars, airplanes, and spacecraft).
  • High Strength-to-Weight Ratio: Despite its low density, aluminum exhibits high strength, contributing to its strength-to-weight ratio.
Corrosion Resistance

Naturally Resistant: Aluminum forms a protective oxide layer on its surface, providing natural corrosion resistance. This makes it suitable for outdoor applications and structures.

  • Thermal Conductivity: Aluminum has good thermal conductivity, making it widely used in heat exchangers and other applications where efficient heat transfer is essential.
  • Electrical Conductivity: Aluminum is an excellent conductor of electricity, making it suitable for electrical transmission lines and conductors.
Malleability and Ductility
  • Malleability: Aluminum is highly malleable, allowing it to be easily shaped and formed into various products.
  • Ductility: It is also ductile, meaning it can be stretched into thin wires without breaking.

Aluminum Alloys: Various aluminum alloys are created by combining aluminum with other elements (e.g., copper, zinc, magnesium) to enhance specific properties like strength, hardness, and corrosion resistance.

  • Anodizing: Aluminum can be anodized to improve its corrosion resistance, durability, and appearance.
  • Coating: Aluminum surfaces can be coated for additional protection or aesthetic purposes.
  • Transportation: Aluminum is extensively used in the automotive, aerospace, and marine industries for components such as car bodies, aircraft structures, and boat hulls.
  • Packaging: Aluminum is used in packaging materials, such as cans and foils.
  • Construction: Aluminum is used in building materials, windows, doors, and structural components.
  • Electronics: Aluminum is used in the production of electronic devices, heat sinks, and wiring.
  • Consumer Goods: Aluminum is found in various consumer goods, including appliances, cookware, and furniture.

Recyclable: Aluminum is highly recyclable without compromising its quality. Recycling aluminum requires significantly less energy compared to primary production.