Aluminium is one of the lightest available commercial metals with a density approximately one third that of steel or copper. Its high strength to weight ratio makes it particularly important to transportation industries allowing increased payloads and fuel savings. Catamaran ferries, petroleum tankers and aircraft are good examples of aluminium’s use in transport. 

        Aluminium has excellent resistance to corrosion due to the thin layer of aluminium oxide that forms on the surface of aluminium when it is exposed to air.

       In many applications, aluminium can be left in the mill finished condition. Should additional protection or decorative finishes be required, then aluminium can be either anodised or painted.

       Although tensile strength of pure aluminium is not high, mechanical properties can be markedly increased by the addition of alloying elements and tempering. You can choose the alloy with the most suitable characteristics for your application.