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If you’re looking for a high-quality, durable metal strip that can tackle any project you throw at it, then you’ve come to the right place. This flat bar metal strip by Speciality Metals has a width of 25.4mm and a thickness of 4.76mm. As well as being resistant to weather, chemicals, and heat, they are lightweight and incredibly flexible. Besides their hygienic properties, they have the ability to conduct both electricity and heat. Suitable for a wide range of applications, these metal strips are available in a variety of lengths. And the best part? They’re completely recyclable, making them the eco-friendly choice. So go ahead and give them a try – you won’t be disappointed!
We offer a wide selection of aluminium metal strips 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 is proud to offer high-quality aluminium metal strips to customers throughout the UK. With a width of 25.4mm and thickness of 4.76mm, these flat bars come in a variety of lengths to meet your specific needs. Not only are they durable and corrosion-resistant, but they are also able to withstand harsh weather, chemicals and extreme heat. As a good conductor of both heat and electricity, aluminium is widely used in a range of industrial applications. Additionally, its hygienic properties and lightweight, flexible nature make it an ideal choice for many different projects. Plus, it’s eco-friendly and recyclable, making it a smart choice for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint. Trust Speciality Metals for your aluminium metal strip needs and experience the quality and reliability that sets us apart.
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:
Proper storage of aluminium metal strips is vital to maintain their integrity and prevent damage or corrosion.
Clean Environment: Store the aluminium strips in a clean, dry place. Dust, dirt and other contaminants can lead to surface imperfections or localised corrosion.
Avoid Direct Contact with Dissimilar Metals: As discussed previously, aluminium can undergo galvanic corrosion when in direct contact with certain other metals. To prevent this, always store aluminium away from more cathodic metals or use barrier materials to separate them.
Elevate Off the Ground: Use racks or pallets to keep aluminium strips off the ground. This prevents potential moisture or contaminants on the floor from affecting the metal.
Proper Ventilation: Good ventilation reduces the risk of condensation, which can lead to corrosion. If storing in an enclosed space, ensure adequate airflow.
Avoid Stacking Without Protection: If you need to stack aluminium strips, use soft interleaving materials, such as plastic sheets or non-abrasive paper, between layers. This prevents scratches or surface marring from the strips rubbing against each other.
Controlled Environment: If possible, control the humidity and temperature of the storage area. Consistent, low humidity levels are ideal for preventing corrosion.
Regular Inspection: Periodically inspect the stored aluminium strips for signs of corrosion, dirt or moisture. Addressing small issues proactively can prevent more significant problems later on.
Handle with Care: Always handle aluminium strips with clean, gloved hands and avoid using tools that might scratch or dent the surface.
Aluminium metal strips can be anodised in a variety of colours, providing both aesthetic appeal and an enhanced protective layer. Anodising is an electrochemical process that thickens and toughens the naturally occurring oxide layer on aluminium. During the anodising process, the aluminium strip acts as an anode in an acidic solution, leading to the growth of an oxide layer from the aluminium itself.
To introduce colours, the pores of the anodised layer can be filled with organic dyes before sealing. The range of colours achievable is vast, from subdued tones to bright and vibrant hues. The subsequent sealing process, which typically involves boiling the anodised aluminium in water or steam, locks the dye within the oxide layer and prevents it from fading or leaching out.
The coloured anodised layer not only provides a decorative finish but also enhances the aluminium’s resistance to corrosion and wear. Moreover, because the colour is embedded within the oxide layer and not just on the surface, it’s more durable and resistant to chipping or peeling compared to paint or other coatings. As a result, anodised aluminium metal strips are highly valued in applications where both durability and aesthetics are essential.
Aluminium stands out for its exceptional strength-to-weight ratio among commonly used metals. Here’s a comparative overview:
Aluminium: Typically, aluminium has a density of about 2.7 g/cm³. It’s known for its lightweight nature, making it a choice material for applications where weight savings are crucial, such as in aerospace or automotive industries.
Steel: Mild steel has a density around 7.85 g/cm³, making it roughly three times heavier than aluminium. Even high-strength, low-alloy steels, while offering greater strength, are significantly heavier than aluminium.
Stainless Steel: Depending on the alloy, stainless steel’s density usually ranges between 7.75 and 8.05 g/cm³, still making it much heavier than aluminium.
Copper: With a density of about 8.96 g/cm³, copper flat bars are considerably heavier than aluminium strips.
Brass: Being an alloy of copper and zinc, brass has a density ranging from 8.4 to 8.7 g/cm³, again much denser than aluminium.
Titanium: Though known for its strength and lightweight properties similar to aluminium, titanium has a density of about 4.5 g/cm³, making it heavier than aluminium but lighter than steels.
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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