Aluminium’s superior properties concerning pliability, light weight and strength makes it the perfect material for almost any design challenge, big or small. Here’s a quick overview of how we use aluminium in different product areas, each catering to different needs.
In all applications, the use of durable and recyclable materials with a low carbon footprint will contribute to reduce global emissions and create products for a more circular economy. Hydro CIRCAL and Hydro REDUXA are two types of low-carbon aluminium products on the market to support a more sustainable future.
An aluminium alloy is a mixture of aluminium and one or more metals, made to enhance the material properties for specific purposes such as strength, brilliance or formability. The most common elements used in aluminium alloys are magnesium, silicon, manganese, zinc and copper.
Aluminium is extremely malleable and can be formed into almost any shape. An extruded product is the result of heating an ingot of aluminium to 500°C and press it through a die shaped like the finished part or extrusion. With the right alloy and proper thermal treatment, extrusions offer endless application opportunities. This makes aluminium a product designer’s dream, because the limits to its use in general are set by the designer’s imagination.
Precision tubing is an innovative source of aluminium solutions for a wide range of applications. It is often used to transfer heat from one location to another in motor vehicles, refrigerators and air conditioning, ventilation, solar power and heating systems. Aluminium tubes are also suitable for ladders, scaffolding, garden and camping equipment, aerials, roller blinds, telescopic shafts, conveyors and more.
Our flat-rolled aluminium products are high in strength and low in weight but vary in thickness. Our foils, strips, sheets and plates are suitable for everything from conserving food and medicines to building ships and automobiles.
Our casthouse products, such as extrusion ingots, sheet ingots, foundry alloys, wire rods and high purity aluminium, are used in automotive, transport, buildings, heat transfer, electronics and aviation.