- Known for exceptional performance in extreme environments
- Used in shipbuilding due to its high resistance to attack by seawater and chemical environments
- Alloy 5083 also retains exceptional strength after welding, having the highest strength of the non-heat treatable alloys but is not recommended for use in temperatures in excess of 65degC
- Used in rail cars
- Vehicle bodies
- Tip truck bodies
- Mine skips and cages
- Pressure vessels
- Greyish-white in colour, it is malleable, ductile and conductive to heat and electricity
- A thin inert film of oxide protects the metal surface from further attack, thus giving the metal a form of resistance to corrosion.
- This film of oxide can be further thickened by a process known as the anodizing
- Welding can be made possible.
- Anodized or spray coating possible to achieve different architectural effects
- With its non-corrosive and good mechanical properties, each grade of Aluminium has a high range of applications.
- Aluminium also possesses very high malleability, enabling it to be produced into a very thin foil.