Hydro is one of the world's largest integrated aluminium companies, holding important market positions in America, Asia and the Pacific region. Our focus on innovation, quality and cost-efficient solutions has led us to achieve market leadership in many of the industry's most important market segments, such as the automotive, packaging, construction and the printing industries. We are also very active in the field of common consumer goods.
Hydro are also a global leader in the manufacture of super high purity aluminium, supplying a wide range of modern technical applications.
Aluminium Alloy in Casthouse Applications
Hydro supplies the main alloy types within the Foundry Alloy segment to the market. The alloys are normally tailor-made to customer specifications.
Dimensions and Weight of Aluminium Ingots
Foundry Alloys are produced as continuous cast or mold cast ingots, which are then stacked and strapped into bundles of various sizes. Depending on the production line, ingots can vary from 620 to 750 mm in length, 6,5 to 13 kg in weight and from 460 to 1.200 kg in bundle weight. Special variants can be produced on request.
Quality systems of Aluminium Alloys
The production and sales of Foundry Alloys from our main sources are certified according to the ISO/TS 16949 automotive standard which ensures high and consistent quality in our products and services. Our ISO 14001 certificate confirms environmental focus in the production of Foundry Alloys.
Metal Quality of Aluminium Alloys
High and consistent metal quality is secured by starting with superior raw material sources and by efficient cleaning of the melt during production.
Effective removal of impurities like hydrogen and inclusions prior to the casting of Foundry Alloys ingots is achieved by using Hydro’s proprietary technology for in-line degassing of the Al-melt.
Success of Hydro Aluminium through Partnership and Strengthening Customer
Regional market teams provide fast and professional customer service having competency within technical and commercial areas.
Our customers have full access to Hydro’s extensive range of technical services designed to meet their needs, such as:
• Troubleshooting related to metal or material quality
• Characterization of microstructure or material properties in castings
• Selection or optimization of alloy chemistry and heat treatment to achieve required properties
• Our dynamic customer approach is reflected in the Internet-based Customer Portal which helps to simplify daily working routines and includes technical and commercial value-added solutions.
We are proud to be the reliable, flexible partner for the automotive industry.