| From consumer durables
(knitting needles) to defence (aircrafts), Hindalco
Extrusions find applications in a wide spectrum
of industries, including architectural, electrical,
industrial and transport. Hindalco Extrusions
is a leading brand in each of these sectors.
Manufactured from high quality billets made
out of virgin, in-house metal, Hindalco Extrusions
come in a wide variety of shapes and alloys.
The extrusions are manufactured by Hindalco
Industries Limited, a flagship company of the
Aditya Birla Group, which commenced its operations
in 1962 with an aluminium facility at Renukoot
in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh. Over the
years, it has grown into the largest integrated
aluminium manufacturer in the country.
Hindalco is one of Asia's largest producers
of primary aluminium and one of the most cost-efficient
producers globally. In India, the company enjoys
a leadership position in speciality alumina,
primary aluminium and downstream products (20
per cent in extrusions).
Here are some important characteristics and
applications of Hindalco Extrusions:
Architectural: Hindalco architectural
products are a package of aesthetic appeal,
weather resistance, easy fabrication and high
strength to weight ratio. They are popular with
architects, designers and builders.
Applications: Windows, partitions, doors,
shop fronts, structural glazing, ladders, grills,
rolling shutters, louvers, exhibition displays,
Electrical: Hindalco electricals are
made from superior quality billets with tighter
Fe control, ensuring guaranteed electrical conductivity.
High degree of dimensional control enables superior
contact, which is important for current carrying
conductors, thus ensuring longer life.
Applications: Busbar tubes / channels
/ flats, heat sinks, motor body, Al Pole, etc.
Industrial: A well-controlled homogenising
facility for billets ensures superior and consistent
metallurgical quality. The extruded sections
go through artificial ageing / solution heat
treatment which impart superior mechanical properties
and therefore superior machinability.
Applications: Automobile components,
textile spindles and machinery components, hydraulic
pumps, actuators, valves, heat exchanger muff
Transport: Being lighter in weight,
aluminium extrusions facilitate lower energy
consumption, low gas emission and enhanced speed
Applications: Bus structurals / beadings
/ windows, truck bodies, railway wagons / windows,
bicycle frames / rims, etc.
Consumer durables: Perfect alloys provide
the best combination of strength and ductility
with superior finishes.
Applications: Knitting needles, suitcases,
tennis racquets, air-conditioner grills, solar
panels, furniture, photo frames, etc.
Defence: Special, hard alloys from Hindalco
have applications for hollow and solid profiles,
high strength extrusions and highly weldable
extrusions which are needed in this segment.
Applications: Defence tents, missiles,
bridges, landing mats, tank wheels, aircraft,
space research and marine utilities, etc.