Characteristics of the material
The most frequently used aluminium sheet in the DEKMETAL system is labelled EN AW 1050 (Al 99.5) according to the EN 573-3 standard.
Basic chemical composition
99.5% Al – basic chemical composition
The sheets are commonly treated by organic coating, the properties and parameters of which are described in a separate section: Organic coated sheets. Another surface treatment is anodising.
Aluminium can only be cut by shears or nibblers.
Life and corrosion
Non-coated aluminium is covered by a layer of aluminium oxide, which prevents further corrosion.