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Aluminium sheets

Aluminium sheets are aluminium plates that are produced into sheets and in various types and qualities according to the requirements of the industry.

History & Production

Aluminium has been widely used in many applications since 1825. It has become the most widely used and commercially available metal.

Aluminium consists of aluminium oxide and bauxite. Aluminium is found in an ore called bauxite in the form of alumina. Bauxite is a sedimentary rock with a high aluminium content. Alumina is a white solid that occurs in many rocks and clays. It is produced by the electrolysis of bauxite.

Industries for aluminium sheets

  • Packaging industry: production of cans and packaging
  • Automotive industry: sheets for car bodies
  • Construction: Roofing, gutters, awnings, facades, siding, cladding walls (6000 series) and curtain walls (6000 series) and for the ceiling
  • Domestic appliances : for most of the available appliances (microwave ovens, refrigerators, televisions, etc.). Colour coated aluminium sheets are used today in most modern appliances
  • Aerospace : aircraft parts
  • Furniture: living room or office furniture (tables, deckchairs, chairs, kitchen cabinets), etc.

Aluminium Sheet Grades:

  • 1000 Series (1050, 1060, 1070, 1100)
  • 2000 Series (2011, 2014)
  • 3000 Series (3003)
  • 5000 Series (5052, 5A05, 5083, 5754)
  • 6000 Series (6005, 6005A, 6011, 6060, 6061, 6061-T651, 6061-T6, 6063, 6082)
  • 7000 Series (7075)

The list is not exhaustive.

Difference Between Alu­minium Sheet, Alu­minium Plate and Alu­minium Foil

S/ No.DescriptionMetal Thickness (inches)
1Aluminium Sheet<=  0.249 inches
2Aluminium Plate>=  0.250 inches
3Aluminium Foil<    0.006 inches
Aluminium Sheets 1