Features and Applications of 5A03 Aluminum Sheet/Coil
Plate is used in heavy-duty applications in the aerospace, food packing, machinery, and transportation markets. Aluminum plate, machined to shape, forms the skins of jumbo jets and spacecraft fuel tanks. It is used for storage tanks and containers in many industries and, because many aluminum alloys actually gain strength at supercold temperatures, it is especially useful in holding cryogenic (very-low-temperature) materials. Plate provides structural sections for rail cars and large ships, as well as armor protection for military vehicles and trucks that carry payroll. Sheet, the most widely used form of aluminum, is found in all of the aluminum industry's major markets.