Advantages
  • Lighter than copper, which was used for engine cooling in the past
  • Easy to recycle
  • Cheaper than copper
  • High heat transfer performance
  • Better durability

Recent Developments made by Alcoa Ultra Long Life Material (Multi-Layer-Material)
  • Improved corrosion resistance to allow chromate coating removal at our customer locations
  • Higher strength, good formability to allow downgauging
  • Higher burst resistance

Locations
Alcoa currently has three brazing-sheet production facilities:
  • AMP - Alcoa Mill Products, Lancaster (Pennsylvania, North America)
  • AFRPE - Alcoa Flat rolled Products Europe, Koefem-plant (Szekesfehervar, Hungary)
  • Alcoa Aluminium Co., Ltd. (Kunshan, China)

Lancaster is the biggest brazing sheet supplier in North America with a market share of over 40 %.