Each profile should be packed individually in EPE foam sheet or PE bag, to avoid scratches and damages. Several profiles will be packed in a carton, and several cartons will be packed in a wooden crate/pallet. The thickness for the timber should be at least 10mm.
Shower aluminum profiles are typically made of 6063 &6463, due to the low weight, high strength and superior malleability features.
Aluminum alloys 6063 & 6463
Properties Aluminium has a unique combination of attractive properties: 1.Low weight 2.High strength 3.Superior malleability 4.Easy machining 5.Excellent corrosion resistance 6.Easy to mill, cut, punch, drill, bend, fold, bolt, rivet, weld, print...
Finishes: We provide aluminum profile with three types of surface treatment to meet different needs in showers.
1.Anodizing Anodizing is an electro-chemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, and anodic oxide finish. The anodic oxide structure originates from the aluminum substrate and is composed entirely of aluminum oxide. This aluminum oxide is not applied to the surface like paint or plating, but is fully integrated with the underlying aluminum substrate, so it cannot chip or peel. It has a highly ordered, porous structure that allows for secondary processes such as coloring and sealing.
Bright anodizing (bright silver) & matt anodizing (matt silver) are the most popular finishes for aluminum profiles used in a shower.
2.Powder Coating Aluminum powder coating is the technique of applying dry paint to an aluminum product by electrostatically charging the powder and spraying it unto the product. Powder coating aluminum is easy to clean and maintain, especially easier than wood as it will not require painting or staining. Powder coating metal is a durable and high grade powder coating process that results in a finished product that is capable of withstanding harsh environmental conditions such as extreme UV exposure, salt spray and heavy pollution.
White powder coating is the most popular finishes for aluminum profiles used in a shower.
3.Chrome Plating Chrome is an alloy made from copper and nickel. It makes a shiny coating, and is a popular plating material for auto parts. When you send out aluminum parts to be chrome plated it is very expensive because chrome plating involves caustic and highly toxic chemicals, making the costs worth the investment.
Processing: 1. Melting and Casting Adding raw aluminum ingot →Heat to 1328°F (720°C) →add alloying materials→ vertical casting→ cooling and homogenization→3-1/2 inches to 10 inches in diameter (90 mm to 250mm) extrusion billets logs up to 26 feet (8m) in length.
2. Extruding Cast log is cut to a shorter length or "billet"→the billet and extrusion die are heated →Hydraulic pressure forces the softened aluminum through the extrusion die to form the exact profile →Profiles are cooled and stretched for straightness →Cut to length →Thermo-mechanical aging →Completed profiles moves downstream for finishing or fabrication
3. Mechanical polishing 4. Brushing 5. Anodizing or Powder coating
Packaging & Loading Each profile should be packed individually in EPE foam sheet or PE bag, to avoid scratches and damages. Several profiles will be packed in a carton, and several cartons will be packed in a wooden crate/pallet. The thickness for the timber should be at least 10mm.