Study finds Alcoa Forged Aluminum Wheels dramatically cut the carbon footprint of commercial vehicles


Savings of switching one truck from steel wheels to Alcoa Forged Aluminum Wheels equals the average annual carbon footprint of an American household.
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Aluminum will be greenhouse gas neutral by 2030


In the critical transportation industry, our research in lifecycle modeling has shown that by 2030 the emissions of the entire aluminum industry can be offset by the potential emission savings from the transport sector's increased use of aluminum.
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Commercial Transportation : Sheet, plate, foil : General Engineering Plates

General Engineering Plates

Alcoa’s plate plants manufacture strong alloy plate for applications requiring increased strength, greater hardness and machinability. Applications are broad and varied. Plates are perfect for products such as fixtures, moulds, tooling plates, machined parts and semiconductor fabrication equipment, as well as in applications that require excellent wear resistance, like tipper trailers.

Applications of general engineering plate include:
  • Road transport (truck bodies, tankers, trailers) and rail transport (mass transport, trams)
  • Marine engineering - fast ferries, work boats, offshore rigs
  • Tooling plate
  • Machined parts
  • Welded pressure vessels, storage tanks, bulk storage - silos, static tanks
  • Electrical busbar, heat sinks and exchangers
  • Heavy duty structures requiring good corrosion resistance. Cargo containers, railcars and pipelines
  • Chemical and food plants

Products



Big Blocks


2XXX Aluminium Plate


5XXX Aluminium Plate


6013 Power Plate


6XXX Aluminium Plate


7XXX Aluminium Plate


Alcoa Direct®


Alumec Aluminium Mould Plate


General Engineering Plate




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