Aluminum strip is a deep-processed product of aluminum formed by slitting aluminum coils. It is considered an important raw material in the industry. There are many categories of aluminum strips, and each type of aluminum strip has different applications in practice. Today, this article will introduce common types of aluminum strips and their application.

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What is Aluminium Strip

The raw materials in aluminum strips are mainly pure aluminum, hot-rolled aluminum coils, or aluminum alloy cast-rolled aluminium coils. Longitudinal slitting is performed in the slitting machine, and the aluminium strips of different widths formed after slitting can play their respective roles in actual operations.

Those raw materials are rolled into different thicknesses and widths of aluminum coils in a cold mill. Then, put the aluminium coil into the slitting machine, forming different widths of the aluminum strips, which can operate in different industries.

Types of Aluminium Strip and their applications

There are many classifications of aluminum strips. Common aluminium strip grades are 1050, 1060, 1070, 1100, 3003, 3004, etc.

Aluminum strips are widely used in industries such as cables, optical cables, shutters, heaters, and aluminum-plastic composite pipes.

  • 1060 Aluminium Strip

1060 is widely applicated in places where high corrosion resistance and formability are required, but low strength requirements. 1100 is typically used in chemical equipment. For processing parts that require good formability and high corrosion resistance but do not require high-strength components such as chemical products, installation, and storage containers for the food industry, sheet metal fabrications, deep-drawn or spun concave utensils, welded parts, heat exchangers, printing plates, nameplates, reflectors.

1060 Aluminium Strip
  • 1100 Aluminium Strip

1100 aluminum strip has no rigid requirements for high-strength parts, but requires good corrosion resistance and formability in the processing environment. It is mostly used in the processing of devices and storage containers in the food industry, the processing of chemical products, and welding zero Parts, heat exchangers, nameplates, reflectors and processing of printing plates, etc., are widely used.

1100-Aluminium-Strip
  • 3003 Aluminium Strip

In this type of aluminum strip, cold-worked bars, cold-worked wires, forgings, foils, heat sinks are mainly used in parts with high corrosion resistance, good formability, and good weldability. They can also operate well in industries such as pressure tanks, heat exchangers, chemical equipment, oil conduits, kitchen equipment, aircraft fuel tanks, and reflectors.

3003 Aluminium Strip
  • 3004 Aluminium Strip

This type of aluminum strip is mostly used in the production and storage industry of chemical products, the production of lighting parts, the processing and production of cable ducts and sewers, as well as the building baffles and building processing parts industries, such as building baffles, cable ducts, sewers, various lighting components.

3004 Aluminium Strip
  • 5052 Aluminium Strip

This kind of aluminum strip has high formability, corrosion resistance, corrosion resistance, moderate static strength, and fatigue strength. Therefore, the 5052 aluminum strip is mostly used in manufacturing industries such as aircraft fuel tanks and oil pipes, instrument and street lamp brackets, sheet metal parts for transportation vehicles and ships, and hardware products.

5052 Aluminium Strip

What is the Process of Aluminium Strip?

As an important raw material in industry, aluminum strip is an aluminum deep-processed product formed by aluminum coil slitting.

According to the different alloying elements contained in the aluminum strip, there are 8 series in aluminum strips and aluminum plates. The commonly used series are 1000, 3000, 5000 and 8000 series.

The aluminum strip has two state due to the different annealing state: soft (o state) semi-hard (H24) and fully hard (h18). The most commonly used one is the all-soft series because the O state is easier to stretch and bend.

The main processing equipment of the aluminium strip is the slitting unit, which can be divided into different lengths and widths according to the requirements. Of course, the equipment for slitting processing is universal, and copper coils can also be processed, and the finished products are called copper strips.

Internationally, the raw materials of electronic products no longer rely solely on copper strips. Since the electrical conductivity of aluminium is only lower than that of copper, the replacement of copper strips with aluminum strips is becoming an international trend.

Slitting machine of aluminum strip process

Conclusion

In CHAL, the aluminum strip is produced using standardized techniques that have been shown to produce great performance in a variety of application fields. All of CHAL’s products share the trait of versatility, which enables you to use our aluminium strip in your professional operations with good results. If you require special advice about how aluminum strip is used, please get in touch with us without hesitation.