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The Difference Between Aluminum Coil Strip and Aluminum Sheet Plate

Updated : Nov. 28, 2022

The difference between aluminum plate and aluminum strip is easy to understood, one is plate and the other is coil.

aluminum coil and aluminum plate

The surface of cold-rolled aluminum sheet is not as good as that of hot-rolled aluminum sheet. Hot-rolled aluminum sheet is suitable for oxidation.

What is aluminum coil strip?

Aluminum coil (aluminum strip) is in the shape of a roll. Cast-rolled aluminum coils and hot-rolled aluminum coils made of pure aluminum or aluminum alloy are rolled into thin-plate aluminum coils of different thicknesses and widths by cold rolling mills. After the tension bending straightening process, the strip is longitudinally shear into aluminum coils of different widths by the slitting machine.

Aluminum Coil Strip

What is aluminum sheet plate?

Aluminum sheet (Aluminum sheet plate), is a rectangular plate. The cast cast-rolled aluminum coil is cut into cast-rolled aluminum sheets (cc), or cast aluminum slabs are rolled into rectangular sheets (DC), which are divided into non-heat-treatable aluminum sheets, heat-treatable aluminum alloy sheets, thin aluminum plate, medium-thick aluminum plate, patterned aluminum plate, etc.

Size difference between aluminum coil and aluminum plate

Common specifications of aluminum coil

Alloy 1000, 3000, 5000 aluminum coil
Thickness 0.2-6.0mm
Width 5mm - 2600mm (the width exceeds 300mm is usually called aluminum coil)
Inner diameter 72mm, 150mm, 300mm, 400mm, 505mm
Outer diameter 1000mm

specifications of aluminum plate

Chalco can produce ultra-wide 1100, 3003, 5052 aluminum coils, with a width of 2650mm and a thickness of 0.5~3mm. It is one of the few manufacturers that can produce ultra-wide aluminum coils.

Common specifications of aluminum plate

Alloy 1000, 3000, 5000, 2000, 6000, 7000 series aluminum plates
Thickness 0.2mm - 600mm
Width 500mm - 2400mm (1220mm, 1250mm, 1500mm)
Length 2500mm, 2438mm, 3000mm, 6000mm, 8000mm

Specifications of Aluminum Plate

Chalco can produce ultra-wide aluminum plates, internal stress is eliminated, cutting does not deform, the thickness reaches 500mm, the thickness of the casting plate is 800mm. The manufacturer of 5083 ultra-thick aluminum plates.

Differences and similarities in the application of aluminum coil and aluminum plate

1000 series aluminum coil and aluminum sheet application fields

The purity of pure aluminum plate can reach more than 99.00%. Because it does not contain other technical elements, the production process is relatively simple and the price is relatively cheap. It is the most commonly used series in conventional industries at present.

1100 Aluminum Coil & Sheet Application: Aluminum plastic sheet, electronic foil, battery foil, etc. Used for processing parts that require good formability and high corrosion resistance but do not require high strength, such as food industry devices and storage containers, thin plate processing parts, deep drawing or spinning concave vessels, welding parts, heat exchangers, printed boards, nameplates, reflectors, building materials, heat exchanger components.

1060 1070 Aluminum Coils & Aluminum Plates Uses: Transformer belts, anti-corrosion and thermal insulation aluminum coils, radiators, charging piles, anti-corrosion thermal insulation aluminum coils. Bus bars, power battery soft connections, aluminum-plastic panels, lighting materials, etc., aircraft ventilation system parts, etc., where high corrosion resistance and formability are required, but products that do not require high strength.

3000 series aluminum coil and aluminum sheet application fields

3000 series aluminum alloys can be called anti-rust aluminum, represented by 3003, 3105, and 3A21, and the main component is manganese, with a content between 1.0-1.5%. It is a series with better anti-rust function. Routinely used in humid environments such as air conditioners, refrigerators, and undercarriages. The price is higher than the 1000 series, and it is a more commonly used alloy series.

3003 Aluminum Coil & Sheet Application

Typical uses of ultra-wide 3003 aluminum coils: bus skins, silos, antenna pot materials, wide curtain wall panels, wide roof panels, etc.

Typical uses of hot-rolled 3003 aluminum sheets: power battery shells, automotive heat shields, fuel tanks, water tanks, automotive anti-skid plates, battery covers, automotive interiors, signs, cans, medical equipment, etc.

Application of 3003 aluminum foil coil: Aluminum foil for honeycomb core, electronic foil, honeycomb material, lunch box material, container foil, etc. Chalco Aluminum is a large-scale aluminum plate manufacturer, supplying 3003 aluminum plate, 3003 medium-thick aluminum plate, 3003 patterned aluminum plate, 3003 aluminum foil roll, or customized production on demand.

3105 Aluminum Coil & Aluminum Plate Application: wine bottle caps, beverage bottle caps, cosmetic caps, coating coils, room partitions, aluminum substrates for color coating, lamp cap materials, shutters, bottle caps, corks, etc.

3104 3005 Aluminum Coil & Sheet Application: Lamp material, blinds, can material, oxide material, aluminum substrate for color coating, etc.

5000 series aluminum coil and aluminum sheet application fields

5000 series aluminum plates belong to the more commonly used alloy aluminum plate series, represented by 5052, 5005, 5083 series. The main element is magnesium element, and the magnesium content is between 3-5%. It can also be called aluminum-magnesium alloy. The main features are low density, high tensile strength and high elongation.

5083 Aluminum Coil & Aluminum Plate Use: aluminum plate is used for ships, commonly used in 5083 H116/H321/H112 state, used for vehicles, aluminum alloy tank car body/tank body, automobile fuel tank, gas storage tank, bus skin, C82 coal truck, automobile top/bottom guards, etc.

5083 Medium-thick Aluminum Plate/Ultra-wide 5083 Aluminum Plate Typical Uses: molds, LNG storage tanks, flange materials, GIS high-voltage switch housings, precision machining, etc.

5005 Aluminum Coil & Aluminum Plate Application: high-end curtain wall panels, instrument panels, architectural decoration parts, building materials interior and exterior materials.

5052 Aluminum Coil & Aluminum Sheet Use: alumina sheet, silo, automotive aluminum sheet, mold, etc.

6000 series aluminum coil and aluminum sheet application fields

6000 series aluminum materials, mainly containing two elements of magnesium and silicon, plates are represented by 6061, 6063, 6082, etc.

6061 Aluminum Coil & Aluminum Plate Application: mobile phone card slot button, bus body structural parts, automobile engine parts, automobile wheel hub, etc.

6063 Aluminum Coil & Aluminum Plate Use: mobile phone card slot, mobile phone case, mold, automobile, precision machining, etc.

6082 Aluminum Coil & Aluminum Plate Application: camera lens, coupler, marine accessories and hardware, electronic accessories, etc.

7000 series aluminum coil and aluminum sheet application fields

7000 series aluminum sheets mainly contain zinc, represented by 7075, 7050.

7075 Aluminum Plate Application: The main feature is its high hardness. 7075 is an aluminum alloy with high hardness and high strength, which is often used in the manufacture of aircraft. Aerospace industry, blow molding (bottle) molds, ultrasonic plastic welding molds, golf ball heads, shoe molds, paper plastic molds, foam molding molds, dewaxing molds, templates, fixtures, mechanical equipment, mold processing.

7050 Aluminum Plate Application: used in medium and thick plates, extrusions, free forgings and die forgings for aircraft structural parts.

2000 series aluminum coil and aluminum sheet application fields

The 2000 series of aluminum plates are characterized by high hardness, among which the content of copper is the highest, about 3-5%, represented by 2014, 2024, 2017 and so on.

2014 Aluminum Coils and Sheets are Used in: occasions requiring high strength and hardness (including high temperature). Aircraft heavy, forgings, thick plates and extruded materials, wheels and structural elements, multi-stage rocket first stage fuel tanks and spacecraft parts, truck frames and suspension system parts.

2017 Aluminum Coil and Aluminum Sheet Uses: mainly rivets, general mechanical parts, structural and transportation structural parts, propellers and accessories.

2024 Aluminum Coils and Sheets Uses: Aircraft structures, rivets, missile components, truck wheels, propeller components, and various other structural parts.

Different packaging methods of aluminum sheet and aluminum coil

Aluminum coils and sheets are widely used in various industries. The packaging and transportation of aluminum coil and sheet are very important.

Usually, the fumigated well-tac-toe wooden pallet is adopted, or the wooden box is packed. The exterior is fixed with steel strips, the exterior of the aluminum coil is covered with double layers of moisture-proof rain cloth, and the interior is protected from moisture-proof agents. It is packaged in a sealed package, which is suitable for long-distance transportation and sea transportation.

Packaging method of aluminum coil

Eye to sky packing of aluminium coil: the inner diameter of the aluminum coil is facing the sky, and it is placed on the fumigated wooden pallet, which saves space and saves freight costs. Aluminum processing factories are required to have an aluminum coil vertical turning machine. The width of the aluminum coil is less than 1100mm and is suitable for eye to sky packing of aluminium coil.

Eye to sky packing of aluminium coil

Eye to wall packing of aluminium coil: the aluminum coils are placed horizontally and placed on the fumigated wooden pallet, which takes up more space for transportation and is safer for shipment. It is recommended to do eye to wall packing of aluminium coil for aluminum coils with a width exceeding 1250mm.

Weight: 1-2 tons/pallet

Eye to wall packing of aluminium coil

Packaging method of aluminum plate

Aluminum plates are mainly packaged by fumigation on well-tac-toe wooden pallets and wooden boxes. The exterior is fixed with steel strips, the exterior of the aluminum coil is covered with double layers of moisture-proof rain cloth, and the interior is protected from moisture-proof agents. It is packaged in a sealed package and is suitable for sea transportation.

Weight: 1-2 tons/pallet

Wooden Pallet Package

Wooden case packing

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Many customers may not know much about the product when they purchase aluminum sheets for the first time. They don't know whether to choose cast-rolled aluminum sheets or hot-rolled aluminum sheets, how to pack them, etc. Just tell the customer service personnel of Chalco Aluminum in detail about the needs, and we will help you arrange professional business managers to recommend products suitable for you based on your needs.

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