European Standards: Aluminum Sheets, tapes and plates

European standards for aluminum products

The number of different kinds and types aluminum products the world has been growing steadily. These products have different properties and quality requirements. European standards reflect the current level of quality aluminum products and meet the technological capabilities of its producers. It is now published more than 120 European standards for aluminum products.

European standards, for aluminum products in particular, characterized by clarity and transparency. Supplier and the customer should include references to standards when ordering products or contract. It gives both sides the necessary basis for negotiations in the event of a possible, when the customer is not satisfied with the products supplied to him.

Frequent cause of claims for delivered products is a simple misunderstanding, special, if the language, which is used when placing an order for products, not the native language. It is therefore important to apply in order and contract the terminology for various types of aluminum products, which is used in the relevant European standards.

The terms for flat rolled aluminum

Technical terms for aluminum products, which are used in European Standards, establishes a special international document [1].

Sheet

The term «sheet» applied to a flat rolled product with a rectangular cross-section less than the nominal thickness 6 mm, but not less 0,20 mm, which comes in the flat cut length. The term «sheet» in domestic standards corresponds to the term "sheet". (Cm. GOST 21631-76 "Sheets of aluminum and aluminum alloys").

Strip

The term «strip» applied to a flat rolled product with a rectangular cross-section less than the nominal thickness 6 mm, but not less 0,20 mm, which comes in rolls. Often, instead of «strip» term used term «coil». The term «strip» in domestic standards corresponds to the term "tape".

Plate

The term «plate» applied to a flat rolled product of rectangular section with a nominal thickness of 6 mm 400 mm, which comes in a measured length. The term «plate» corresponds to the term "cooker". (Cm. GOST 17232-99 "Plates of aluminum and aluminum alloys"). However, the thickness "plates" in the domestic standards begins with 11 mm, not with 6 mm, in European standards, or 6,25 mm, in American standards.

Below are presented the European standards on rolled aluminum sheets, tapes and plates, as well as the related aluminum products as of August 2016 years [2].

EN 485-1:2016

Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Sheet, strip and plate – Part 1: Technical conditions for inspection and delivery

Aluminum and aluminum alloys - Sheets, tapes and plates - Part 1: Technical conditions for acceptance and delivery

This European standard specifies the technical conditions for the receipt and delivery of sheets, strips and plates of deformable grades of aluminum and wrought aluminum alloys for general technical application. It also includes provisions for the registration of the order and the required tests. This standard is used for thick products from 0,20 mm 400 mm inclusive.

Does not apply to this standard:

  • rolled products in rolls, which is intended for further rolling and rewinding;
  • products for special applications, such as aerospace, raw materials for the manufacture of beverage cans, Materials for heat exchanger fins and the like, for which there are specific European standards.

EN 485-2:2013

Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Sheet, strip and plate – Part 2: Mechanical properties

Aluminum and aluminum alloys - Sheets, tapes and plates - Part 2: Mechanical properties

This European standard specifies requirements for the mechanical properties of sheets of general purpose grades of wrought aluminum and wrought aluminum alloys.

Does not apply to this standard:

  • rolled products in rolls, which is intended for subsequent rolling (tackle);
  • special products, such as corrugated, corrugated or painted sheets and tapes);
  • special purpose production, for example, for the aerospace industry, raw material for the manufacture of cans and materials for manufacturing heat exchangers ribs, for which requirements for mechanical properties are set in certain European standards.

The chemical composition of grades of aluminum and aluminum alloys is set to EN 573-3.

Legend states material defined in Annex B in accordance with the provisions EN 515.

EN 485-3:2003

Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Sheet, strip and plate – Part 3: Tolerances on dimensions and form for hot rolled products

Aluminum and aluminum alloys - Sheets, tapes and plates - Part 3: Dimensional and shape tolerances for hot rolled products

This part of the European standard EN 485 establishes tolerances on shape and dimensions sheets, strips and slabs general technical purposes, of deformable grades of aluminum and aluminum alloy wrought, which was prepared by hot rolling. This standard applies to articles in thickness from 2,5 mm 400 mm inclusive.

Do not fall under this standard;

  • products in rolls, which is intended for further rolling (tackle);
  • special products, such as corrugated or corrugated sheets and strips;
  • special purpose production, for example, for the aerospace industry, the requirements for which are set in individual European standards.

Technical conditions of acceptance and delivery of products, which relates to this standard, as specified in EN 485-1.

EN 485-4:1993

Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Sheet, strip and plate – Part 4: Tolerances on shape and dimensions for cold rolled products

Aluminum and aluminum alloys - Sheets, tapes and plates - Part 4: Tolerances on the shape and dimensions of cold-rolled products

This part of the EN 485 establishes tolerances on shape and dimensions for plates, strips and slabs general technical purposes, of deformable grades of aluminum and aluminum alloy wrought, which are obtained by cold rolling. The standard refers to the thickness of products 0,20 mm 50 mm inclusive.

Does not apply to this standard:

  • products in rolls, which is intended for further rolling (tackle);
  • special products, such as corrugated or corrugated sheets and strips;
  • special purpose production, for example, for the aerospace industry, the requirements for which are set in individual European standards.

Technical conditions of acceptance and delivery of products, which relates to this standard, as specified in EN 485-1.

EN 570:2007

Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Impact extrusion slugs obtained from wrought products – Specifications

Aluminum and aluminum alloys - Blanks for forming a deep landing of products, which is prepared by treating pressure - Specifications

This document establishes the technical requirements for acceptance and delivery, tolerances on dimensions and form, and other requirements for flat or preformed blank of deformable aluminum grades and wrought aluminum alloys for forming a deep landing.

The standard applies to the procurement, which are obtained by cutting of the rolled products or by cutting of the extruded products. billets, which establishes the requirements for this document, is used in the production method of forming a deep landing for the packaging industry and other industries.

EN 851:2014

Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Circle and circle stock for the production of culinary utensils – Specifications

Aluminum and aluminum alloys - Circular blank for the manufacture of cooking display

This European standard sets special requirements for round billets of wrought aluminum and wrought grades of aluminum alloys for producing culinary display.

Scope of the standard:

  • circles, made from hot rolled or cold rolled round billets, thickness from 0,2 mm 12 mm inclusive, and a diameter of 100 mm 1600 mm inclusive. (Note: circles up to 1000 mm can be made by cutting);
  • The hot rolled or cold rolled round billet thickness from 0,2 mm 12 mm inclusive and a width of 1600 mm.

This European standard does not apply to blanks for forming a deep landing, which has its European standards.

EN 941:2014

Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Circle and circle stock for the production of general applications – Specifications

Aluminum and aluminum alloys - Circles and circular blanks for the production of general purpose products

This European standard sets special requirements for wrought aluminum and wrought grades of aluminum alloys in the form of circles or circular blanks for manufacturing of general-purpose products.

Scope of the standard:

  • circles, made from hot rolled or cold rolled round billets by:
    – cuttings: thickness from 0,2 mm 12 mm inclusive, and a diameter up to 1000 mm;
    – cutting (on a saw or scissors): from a thickness 0,2 mm 200 mm inclusive, and a diameter up to 3500 mm;
  • hot or cold rolled round billet thickness from 0,2 mm 200 mm inclusive and a width of 3500 mm.

This European standard does not apply to blanks for forming a deep landing, which has its European standards.

EN 1396:2007

Aluminium and aluminium alloys -Coil coated sheet and strip for general applications – Specifications

Aluminum and aluminum alloys - Coated sheets and strips in rolls; general purpose - Specifications

This European standard sets special requirements for aluminum wrought grades and deformed aluminum alloys in form of sheets and ribbons for general purpose coated rolls. These products are normally supplied to thickness 3 mm.

Standard applied to cold-rolled strip of aluminum and aluminum alloy grades coated. The standard does not apply to the sheets and tapes coated coils special purpose, for example, for cans, lids and caps packaging of soft drinks, which developed a separate standard EN 541.

EN 1592-1:1997

Aluminium and aluminium alloys – HF seam welded tubes – Part 1: Technical conditions for inspection and delivery

Aluminum and aluminum alloys - tubes, manufactured with the use of high frequency welding - Part 1: Technical conditions for acceptance and delivery

This part of the EN 1592 defines the technical terms of acceptance and delivery of aluminum tubing, made of cold rolled strips using high frequency welding. The standard applies to aluminum pipes, which are made from aluminum strip without coating, as well as of the tapes, in which prior to forming the tube was pre-coated with a lacquer or paint, and the anode-oxide coating.

EN 1592-2:1997

Aluminium and aluminium alloys – HF seam welded tubes – Part 2: Mechanical properties

Aluminum and aluminum alloys - tubes, manufactured with the use of high frequency welding - Part 2: Mechanical properties

This part of EN 1592 It specifies the requirements for mechanical properties of pipes for general technical purposes, of wrought aluminum alloys, which is manufactured using high-frequency welding. It does not apply to pipes for irrigation and production of heat exchangers. The limits of the chemical composition of these materials are specified in EN 573-3. Limits are set as the mechanical properties of the alloys for Class A according to EN 573-4. The types of material conditions - in accordance with EN 515.

EN 1592-3:1997

Aluminium and aluminium alloys – HF seam welded tubes – Part 3: Tolerances on dimensions and form for circular tubes

Aluminum and aluminum alloys - tubes, manufactured with the use of high frequency welding - Part 3: Dimensional and shape tolerances for round pipes

This part of the EN 1592 specifies requirements for tolerances on dimensions and form of round pipes, manufactured with the use of high frequency welding to the diameter 80 mm inclusive, and a wall thickness of up to 2,5 mm inclusive. For the manufacture of these tubes apply flat rolled aluminum alloy strip, continuous process which are welded by passing an electric current through the serried edge without additional welding materials. This standard is also applied to piping, which are made of aluminum strip, which has previously been subjected to staining, varnishing or anodizing.

EN 1592-4:1997

Aluminium and aluminium alloys – HF seam welded tubes – Part 4: Tolerances on dimensions and form for square, rectangular and shaped tubes

Aluminum and aluminum alloys - tubes, manufactured with the use of high frequency welding - Part 3: Dimensional and shape tolerances for square, rectangular and shaped pipes

This part of the EN 1592 specifies requirements for tolerances on dimensions and form square, rectangular and shaped pipes, manufactured with the use of high frequency welding to the diameter 80 mm inclusive, and a wall thickness of up to 2,5 mm inclusive. For the manufacture of these tubes apply rolled strip of aluminum alloy, continuous process which are welded by passing an electric current through the serried edge without additional welding materials. This standard is also applied to piping, which are made of aluminum tape, which has previously been subjected to staining, varnishing or anodizing.

EN 12482-1:1998

Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Reroll stock for general applications – Part 1: Specifications for hot rolled reroll stock

Aluminum and aluminum alloys - Tackle for the manufacture of general-purpose products - Part 1: Technical requirements for hot rolled products

This part of the EN 12482 sets special requirements for aluminum and aluminum alloys in the form of hot-rolled strip thickness from 2,0 to 12 mm. The standard does not apply to hot-rolled strip, are not further rolled, for example, stripes of a general or special purpose.

EN 12482-2:1998

Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Reroll stock for general applications – Part 2: Specifications for cold rolled reroll stock

Aluminum and aluminum alloys - Tackle for the manufacture of general-purpose products - Part 2: Technical Requirements for Cold Rolled Rolling

This part of the EN 12482 sets special requirements for aluminum and aluminum alloys in the form of cold rolled strip thickness from 0,2 to 4 mm. The standard does not apply to cold-rolled strip, are not further rolled, for example, stripes of a general or special purpose.

EN 1386:2007

Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Tread plate – Specifications

Aluminum and aluminum alloys - Corrugated plates - Specification

This document establishes the technical control and delivery conditions, mechanical properties, tolerances on dimensions and shape of the semi-finished rolled aluminum and aluminum alloy, for the manufacture of floors, for example, in land vehicles, vessels and metal structures. These semi-finished products have a raised pattern on one side and a smooth surface on the other side.

The standard refers to the sheets, belts and plates of thickness 1,2 mm 20 mm inclusive and a width of 2500 mm inclusive, while sheets and plates - length 14000 mm.

Sources:

  1. Global Advisory Group GAG – Guidance “Terms and Definitions”, 2011
  2. Catalogue of European standards in the aluminium and aluminium alloys field, 2016