Characteristics and Uses of Aluminum ProfileThe most important feature of aluminum and aluminum alloy profile is, the first of, its bulk density is about 1/3 of the steel, as for the specific strength, it can meet or exceed the structural steel. Secondly, aluminum and aluminum alloy profile can be easily processed into various shapes, be able to adapt to a variety of connection processes, so as to provide the most economical and reasonable cross-section form and favorable conditions for building structures. Therefore, the use of aluminum alloy can not only greatly reduce the weight of the building, save materials, but also to reduce the transport of components, mounting workload and speed up the construction progress. Its economic effect is more significant for the earthquake zone and inaccessible mountainous and remote areas. Aluminum and aluminium profiles
have colorful appearance, good corrosion resistance, high reflectivity for light and heat, acoustic performance, and a variety of colors can be obtained by chemical and electrochemical methods. So aluminum is widely used in industrial and civil buildings for roofing, walls, doors, windows, skeleton, both interior and exterior panels, ceiling, railing, indoor furniture, store container and construction templates, and so on.
Aluminum Building Materials
The construction industry is one of the three major markets of the aluminum material used in the construction industry, and about 20% of the total production of the world’s aluminum is used in the construction industry. In some industrial countries, the amount of aluminum used in the building industry has accounted for more than 30% of its total production. In recent years, the architectural aluminum products constantly updated, the application of innovative construction products colored aluminum, composite aluminum, composite doors, window frames andaluminium sheet is also growing. China has applied in industrial and civil buildings to make aluminum alloy roofing, walls, doors and windows, and gradually expand to both interior and exterior construction decoration, and has achieved good results.
Outlook of Aluminum IndustryWith the extension and expansion of the use of aluminum products, aluminum deep-processing products have very broad market prospects. Coupled with the existing mature technology, production of aluminum and aluminum products deep-processing investment risk is smaller. Aluminum strip is an important material for light industry, transportation, telecommunications, and printing, it is widely used in the field of construction and installation, transport, video equipment, textile machinery and electrical equipment, the annual consumption growth rate is about 10%. At present, the comprehensive aluminum capacity of China is about 130 million tons, the annual consumption is 150 million tons. The annual net import is more than 250,000 tons. So it has a very broad market prospect.