Rail is one of the most environmentally friendly transport modes for both passengers and freight. And in both cases, train makers are turning to aluminium. The motivation behind this shift is clear: aluminium is a lightweight solution which further enhances the environmental benefits of rail. It’s also durable, easy to manufacture, and has a good strength-to-weight ratio.

The global rail industry is undergoing a resurgence as governments invest in new networks and rolling stock to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. Aludium’s lightweight aluminium alloys give OEMs in this sector a competitive advantage in the market. With Aludium’s range of alloys, OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers can supply sustainable, cost-effective, and durable solutions.

Aludium supplies aluminium alloys which are suitable for rail applications including:

  • Access hatches for luggage compartments
  • Heat exchangers and shields
  • Interior decoration
  • Passenger railcars
  • Structural parts

See below to find out more about Aludium’s portfolio.

Alloy Products Condition Temper
1xxx, 3xxx, 5xxx, 8xxx Coils, shates, sheets, strips Mill Finish O/ – H1x, H11 – H2x, H3x
Thickness Width
0.10 – 10 – mm 20 – 1700 mm