Decorandum, the aluminium light weight alternative for stainless steel.

Decorandum offers lightweight, cost-effective alternative to stainless steel

Decorandum is an innovative and cost-effective material for car designers who are looking for lightweight alternatives to stainless steel. Every Decorandum® product is finished to our exacting standards in Aludium’s specialised mills. For carmakers this reduces labour costs and speeds-up production.

Ideal for automotive trim applications, the Decorandum® family includes:

  • Decorandum® D10: The smoothest finish for a precious look that can be applied almost everywhere.
  • Decorandum® D30 and D30V: Combines the roughest finish with medium track lines to provide a sparkling and flashy appearance. In D30V, the medium track lines achieved during brushing are much more vivid.
  • Decorandum® D50 and D50V: Guarantees an elegant, classic appearance thanks to its smooth finish and the longest track lines. Again, D50V offers a more vivid finish than D50.

The Decorandum® range create the premium finishing touch for the interior of all types of transport including modern cars, mobile homes, and yachts. It is already being deployed by leading European manufacturers of premium vehicles. Thanks to its hard-wearing finish, Decorandum® can also be applied in public transport solutions such as trams, buses and trains.

Decorandum® was developed by Aludium’s Cindal R&D centre as an alternative to stainless steel in decorative applications. This unique product is now finding uses in a range of different sectors from building and construction to automotive trim.

We spoke with Dr Salvador A. Marcilla Gomis, Aludium’s R&D Director and head of Cindal, to find out why Decorandum® was developed and the how he sees the evolution of this remarkable product. Read more.