Aluminum production is closely linked to alloys. Each aluminum whether it is primary, recycled or a semi-finished product conforms to an alloy composition, whether it is high purity like 5N aluminum or basic like P1020.
Each year, aluminum production and processing companies compose new alloys in order to meet increasingly sophisticated technical characteristics that make it possible to meet the challenges of tomorrow in each market.
Each new alloy must be registered internationally.
To do this, each country in which the aluminum industry is present has an alloy registration office which is the official registration body. Aluminum France manages the alloy registration office in France.
Its main missions are:
Registration of any new request for the creation of alloys at national level
Sharing and animation of the expert group on registration requests
Interface at international level between other national registrars and the international office
dissemination of registration requests from other countries and new registrations to the expert group.
The expert group is made up of:
- of the alloy directors of the member companies of Aluminum France
- foundry managers from member companies
- metallurgists from member companies