Aluminum 8079 Alloy (UNS A98079)

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Chemical Composition
Physical Properties


Aluminium / aluminum is a flexible and unique metal that can be brazed, welded, riveted, or resin bonded. Aluminium / aluminum requires no protective coating for most applications, as it is already corrosion resistant and can be finished to look attractive. The metal is often anodized to enhance color and strength.

Aluminium / aluminum 8079 alloy is a wrought alloy. The following datasheet will provide more details about aluminium / aluminum 8079 alloy.

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of aluminium / aluminum 8079 alloy.

Element Content (%)
Aluminum, Al ≤ 98.1
Iron, Fe 0.70 - 1.3
Silicon, Si 0.050 - 0.30
Copper, Cu ≤ 0.050
Zinc, Zn ≤ 0.10
Other (each) ≤ 0.050
Other (total) ≤ 0.15

Physical Properties

The physical properties of aluminium / aluminum 8079 alloy are outlined in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 2.72 g/cm³ 0.0983 lb/in³


Aluminium / aluminum 8079 alloy is used in the pharmaceutical sector in the form of foils. It is also used in the food packaging industry.

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