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Are you looking for a durable and versatile metal strip that suits your needs? Look no further than Speciality Metals and their wide selection of aluminium flat bars! These bars come in a 15.88mm width and 6.35mm thickness, making them a reliable choice for a range of applications. Plus, with their resistance to weather, chemicals and heats, and their ability to conduct both heat and electricity, you’ll have peace of mind knowing they’re built to last. You can use them for any job due to their hygienic properties, lightweight, flexible design and recyclable nature. So why not check out Speciality Metals today?
We offer a wide selection of flat aluminium bars online from trusted mills in the UK. Providing high-quality, low-priced aluminium flat strip products to UK businesses and the general public, Speciality Metals is a leading aluminium metals supplier.
Speciality Metals, UK’s supplier of a 15.88mm width x 6.35mm thick, metal strip aluminium flat bars in various lengths, has collected a range of benefits to its products. Aluminium flat bars are known for being durable, corrosion resistant and resistant to weather, chemicals and heat. These flat bars also have a good conductor of heat and electricity, possess hygienic properties and are lightweight and flexible. They provide great support for the production of fences, signs, frames and can also be utilised for electronic and electrical appliance parts. Moreover, aluminium flat bars are recyclable, making them an eco-friendly option. Speciality Metals guarantees top-quality products with the most suitable technical specifications for your needs, ensuring that you get the right product every time.
Over 50,000 customers of Specialty Metals are provided with fast, friendly customer service every year. We’re the place to try when you need metal of any shape and size. We’re based in Warrington, UK. We pride ourselves on our rapid turnaround and a large range of options.
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Flat bar strip is also available in mild steel and stainless steel.
Speciality Metals are the best suppliers for you because:
Aluminium flat bars exhibit a high degree of resilience when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Unlike some materials that degrade or weaken under sustained UV exposure, aluminium remains largely unaffected. The natural oxide layer that forms on aluminium’s surface acts as a protective barrier, shielding the underlying metal from various environmental factors, including UV rays. This inherent UV resistance ensures that the structural integrity and appearance of aluminium flat bars are maintained over time, even in environments with strong sunlight. However, if the aluminium is anodised or coated for aesthetic or additional protective reasons, it’s important to ensure that these finishes are UV-resistant to prevent fading or degradation. In essence, while the metal itself stands up well to UV exposure, any applied finishes or treatments might require additional considerations for prolonged outdoor use.
Protective Wrapping: Always store and transport aluminium flat bars with protective wrapping or padding. Plastic film, foam wraps or paper can be used to cover the bars and shield them from potential scrapes.
Careful Handling: When moving or handling the bars, use gloves to not only protect your hands but also to prevent any rough or sharp edges on tools or hands from scratching the aluminium.
Elevate During Work: If you’re working on aluminium flat bars, use padded sawhorses or workbenches to lift the bars off the ground. This will prevent them from coming into contact with dirt, debris or other rough surfaces that could cause scratches.
Clean Surfaces: Before performing any work, ensure that both the aluminium surface and the tools you’re using are free from dirt or grit. A simple wipe down can make a difference.
Use Soft Tools: For any processes that require direct contact with the aluminium, use tools with soft tips or edges. For instance, if you’re using clamps, opt for ones with soft jaws or pad them with rubber or soft cloth.
Storage: Store aluminium flat bars in a location where they won’t be easily bumped or jostled. Vertical storage racks or dedicated shelving can help keep them organized and minimise the risk of accidental damage.
Protective Coatings: Consider applying a clear protective coating or lacquer to the aluminium. This can act as a barrier against minor scratches. It’s essential to choose a coating that’s compatible with aluminium and serves your specific needs.
Regular Inspection: Periodically inspect the bars, especially if they’re in a high-traffic or industrial area. Catching potential sources of scratches early can help in taking preventive measures.
When exposed to most acids, aluminium is generally quite resistant due to the formation of a passive oxide layer on its surface. This layer acts as a barrier, protecting the underlying metal from corrosive agents. For instance, aluminium exhibits good resistance to many dilute acids, such as hydrochloric and sulfuric acid, at low concentrations. However, at higher concentrations or elevated temperatures, these acids can become more aggressive towards aluminium. On the other hand, certain acids, like hydrofluoric acid or concentrated phosphoric acid, can readily attack aluminium. In contrast, aluminium is more susceptible to alkalis. Alkaline solutions can dissolve the oxide layer and subsequently corrode the aluminium surface. For example, solutions of sodium hydroxide (lye) or potassium hydroxide can rapidly attack aluminium, leading to significant corrosion. Therefore, it’s crucial to understand the specific chemical environment before using aluminium flat bars in applications with potential exposure to strong acids or alkalis. Proper coatings or treatments can help protect aluminium in more aggressive environments.
Check out our blogs discussing stainless steel metal strip and mild steel flat bar. It will prove a useful read to help you to make an informed decision on which material would work best for you.
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