Aluminum Powder

Alcoa Aluminum Powders is the leading supplier of aluminum powder in the world.

We operate two state-of-the-art production facilities. One, the largest operating aluminum atomizer in the world, is in Rockdale, Texas, with another fully integrated, totally computerized operation in Pocos de Caldas, Brazil. Our powders range in particle size from 50 microns to less than four microns.



Typical Applications

  • Rocket propellants
  • Coatings
  • Explosives
  • Advanced energetics


  • Sole source powder supplier to the Space Shuttle Program
  • Offer full range of particle sizes and aluminum purities
  • Tailor powder products to customer needs through specialized operations such as screening, classifying, coating and blending

Why Alcoa

  • Security of supply – powder plants are integrated with smelting operations to ensure metal quality, purity and availability
  • Size and sophistication – ample capacity of consistent, clean powder produced using multiple nozzles and advanced processes
  • Custom solutions – solving problems through application of more than 100 years of aluminum expertise


  • Space Shuttle
  • Tactical Tomahawk
  • Hawk Missile
  • Multiple Launch Rocket Systems

Who we work with

  • OEMs, Congress, DoD, Navy, Marines, Army, Subsystem Suppliers, Primes 


Aluminum Powder