Aluminium profiles custom-made to clients’ specifications

Stocked | Ex works | Treated if desired

About Aluminium profiles custom-made to clients’ specifications

Almet Benelux is able to extrude all profiles imaginable, entirely according to your specifications. Our suppliers have presses with a capacity for widths of up to 800 mm.

We take a quality- and solution-oriented approach. By putting our many years of experience, the available expertise and the support of our factories/suppliers, we are able to provide you with optimal service.

The many applications for our profiles include: machine and apparatus engineering, electrotechnical applications, automotive, construction, architecture, transport, modular construction, packaging, etc. Too many to name!

We will collaborate with you to find the perfect solution for any application, to solve any issue, and to satisfy any possible wishes you may have.

Why choose Almet Benelux?

  • Support from start to finish
  • In-house processing
  • Surface treatments like anodisation
  • Client-specific packaging
  • Delivery from stock
  • Delivered ex works

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Type of alloys

2XXX-group

  • EN AW - 2007
  • EN AW - 2011
  • EN AW - 2011A
  • EN AW - 2014
  • EN AW - 2014A
  • EN AW - 2017
  • EN AW - 2017A
  • EN AW - 2024
  • EN AW - 2030

5XXX-group

  • EN AW - 5052
  • EN AW - 5083

6XXX-group

  • EN AW - 6005
  • EN AW - 6005A
  • EN AW - 6012
  • EN AW - 6060
  • EN AW - 6061
  • EN AW - 6063
  • EN AW - 6063A
  • EN AW - 6082
  • EN AW - 6262
  • EN AW - 6463

7XXX-group

  • EN AW - 7003
  • EN AW - 7004
  • EN AW - 7005
  • EN AW - 7020
  • EN AW - 7022
  • EN AW - 7075
  • EN AW - 7108
  • EN AW - 7175

Service

Support

  • Full support from drawing to end product;
  • Support for and/or full handling of the engineering process;
  • Support for and/or full handling of the surface treatments;
    • Anodisation
    • Cutting
    • Brushing
    • Polishing
    • Varnishing
  • Support for and/or full handling of materials research;
  • Support for and/or full handling of upgrading.

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Processes

  • In-house processes;
    • Sawing
    • Milling
    • Welding
    • Drilling
    • Tapping
  • Other processes in collaboration with carefully selected partners who meet Almet Benelux’s stringent quality standards.

Delivery

  • Immediate delivery ex works;
  • Stocked;
  • Full traceability back to the source.

Anodisation at Almet Benelux

Anodisation is an electrochemical process during which the metal surface is transformed into a decorative, durable, corrosion and wear-resistant oxidised layer.

We have been working with anodisation since 1969, steadily building our expertise throughout the years. We also work with carefully selected partners who meet Almet Benelux’s stringent quality standards.

These are the advantages of anodisation:

  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Durable
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Low maintenance
  • Easy to recycle (anodisation = aluminium oxide)

Feel free to contact us for more information, no strings attached.

The anodisation process

After it was discovered how well even a thin layer of oxide can protect aluminium, it made sense to start looking for ways to make said oxide layer thicker and thus more protective. Initially, the only available methods were chemical ones. Then, the electrochemical process known as anodic oxidisation was developed. The process is also sometimes referred to as eloxation, derived from the German term ‘Eloxalverfahren’. Anodisation using sulphuric acid is also referred to as the ‘GS process’, a term derived from the German ‘Gleichstrom Schwefelsäure’.

A rectifier is set up next to the anodisation bath. The negative electrode of this rectifier is connected to the cathode plates, and the positive electrode to the item to be treated. Due to the current passing through, oxygen forms on the anode, and hydrogen on the cathode. 

Initially, the oxygen and hydrogen form as free atoms, which are highly reactive and react with the aluminium surface, forming an oxide layer. Only the atomic oxygen, which causes the aluminium to oxidise further, is used in this process. The anodisation bath is essentially a tool used to bring pure oxygen in the form of free atoms into contact with the metal surface.

As such, the type of liquid being used in the bath does not really matter, provided that it is an electrolyte, i.e. that it conducts electricity. The oxide layer that is formed has entirely different properties than the aluminium itself. Its mechanical properties are mid-way between those of glass and porcelain. The layer is hard and brittle, and also serves as an electric isolator.

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Certifications

We are certified

ISO certificering Almet

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