A Material Advantage
Novelis aluminum provides a material advantage that enables automakers to deliver the vehicle performance and preferences consumers demand, while ensuring the fuel savings, emissions reduction and end-of-life recyclability critical to a sustainable future. Beyond the advantages in fuel efficiency and performance that lightweight Novelis aluminum makes possible, our products provide solutions to the full, complex range of automakers’ needs:
Extremely workable, weldable and hemmable, Novelis aluminum is capable of fitting into a wide range of designs that incorporate multiple materials. Innovative aluminum alloys give excellent class-A surface quality after forming – which ultimately creates stunningly beautiful high-performance vehicles.
Novelis’ wide range of finishing capabilities allow our products to be joined with other metals, or combined with materials like plastics and fiberglass, to meet customer specifications.
Strength and Safety
For its weight, Novelis aluminum provides increased strength and controlled energy absorption – helping vehicles resist dents and better protect passengers in collisions.
To prevent further oxidization, Novelis aluminum naturally forms an impermeable aluminum oxide coating. This resistance can be further enhanced with coating, painting and pretreatments, allowing manufacturers to create cars that resist rusting from weather and salt.
Novelis aluminum parts can be recycled after their life cycle, making them more environmentally sustainable.
Novelis AdvanzTM Alloy Portfolio
The Novelis AdvanzTM Alloys Portfolio, made of alloys optimized by and proprietary to Novelis, offers automakers a suite of solutions, each tailored to specific applications:
- 5xxx series alloys have excellent strength-to-weight ratio, formability properties and full recycling compatibility.
- 6xxx series alloys are versatile, heat-treatable, highly formable and weldable.
- 7xxx series high-quality alloys with high-energy management characteristics demonstrate increased crash performance and superior in-service strength.
- FusionTM, our proprietary multi-alloy casting process, allows us to simultaneously cast multiple alloy layers into a single aluminum rolling ingot.
Every Novelis product can be customized to our customers’ specifications through our range of finishing capabilities, including lubricants and pre-treatments, to further improve bonding performance, corrosion resistance and paintability.