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Choosing the right aluminum alloy

Pure aluminum is relatively soft. To overcome this, the metal can be alloyed with other metals.

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Infinite number of aluminum applications

The extrusion process, combined with proper selection of alloy and quenching, provides an infinite number of applications and product improvements. Alloy 6060 offers a corrosion-resistant extrusion with an excellent finish. Alloys can be improved by heat treatment after extrusion.

Our team of experts can develop solutions for virtually any application. We also have the resources and ability to create custom alloys for customers.

Choosing the right alloy

Substituting copper in HVACR heat exchangers requires careful planning, design and material selection. We have developed aluminum alloys that are tailored to cover most of the applications in the industry. They are available globally.

Helping to choose the right aluminum alloy

While the majority of our alloys are within the 6000 series, we extrude a wide variety of aluminium alloys.  

Our expert staff of metallurgists and engineering, manufacturing, design and marketing specialists can provide the aluminum extrusion alloys and other services you need for your unique application.

Contact us for more information about aluminum alloys and your project.

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The material

Pure aluminum is relatively soft. To overcome this, the metal can be alloyed with other metals.

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What is an alloy?

Aluminum is not just aluminum. There are hundreds of different alloys and your product needs one. We will help you find it.

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Alloys of aluminum

The growth of aluminum use in new markets and applications is leading to growth in the number of registered alloys.

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The right alloy

We produce all standard and custom aluminum extrusion alloys and tempers, shapes and sizes, by both direct and indirect extrusion.

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Aluminum facts

Some of these aluminum facts are surprising. See for yourself.

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Aluminum life cycle

Aluminum has a life cycle that few materials can match. Our move toward a circular economy involves an emphasis on recycling aluminum.

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Aluminum properties

Why should you use aluminum? Learn more about our favorite material and discover the opportunities.

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Designing with aluminum

Translate your designs into fantastic products with the help of Hydro's aluminum experts and manufacturing processes.

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Design expertise

Aluminum extrusions can be shaped into almost any form required. Good thing, because you keep coming up with new uses for the metal.