RUSAL Develops Facade Panels of Anodized Aluminium
RUSAL announced that it has improved the alloy composition for anodized aluminium facade panels. This will enhance the quality of building cladding products supplied to the market. As part of the project, RUSAL has successfully mastered the production of slabs from an optimized alloy (5005A) at the Bratsk Aluminum Smelter. The alloy is made of low-carbon ALLOW aluminium and will be used for the production of facade panels. Following this development, RUSAL's partners are adjusting the technology for producing sheets for anodizing aiming to obtain a higher surface quality. The goal of the project is to reduce the percentage of rejections due to issues around the appearance of facade panels and to stabilize the color shades of the anodic panel coatings.
Aluminum panels are used for building facades designs and protect structures from adverse environmental conditions. The products have a long service life, low cost and can be used for claddings of buildings of complex shapes thanks to the high flexibility and plasticity of aluminium.