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An aluminium extrusion profile is the simplest solution to many design problems.

Aluminium is often an excellent substitute for steel, wood, synthetic or composite materials and an extruded profile is an ideal alternative to casting, machining or moulding products.

Our extrusions are found in almost every industry and market application. They are in homes, vehicles, offices, planes, trucks, trains, boats, airports, factories, machines, power stations, renewable energy power plants and many other applications.

The design and application versatility of an aluminium extrusion contributes to the performance of aluminium as the world’s fastest growing metal.

Hulamin Extrusion’s products are even found on Mount Everest as components in the highest ladder in the world. We helped our customer achieve this feat and we can do the same for you in your industry.

Our wide range of customer bespoke and generic systems have served the industry well in the past and will do so for many years to come. Globally, the architectural and building market is the single biggest user of extrusions.

Aluminium’s strength, low density, corrosion resistance, design flexibility and aesthetics make it an ideal material for building applications.

Typical applications:

  • Ceilings and partitioning systems
  • Curtain walls
  • Garage doors
  • Hardware
  • Mirror doors
  • Patio doors
  • Pre-fabricated buildings
  • Shop fronts and doors
  • Shower enclosure
  • Skylights
  • Stack-away doors
  • Window accessories including blinds and louvres
  • Windows

The automotive industry is experiencing a significant shift to aluminium from other traditional materials. Aluminium plays a key role in reducing weight and CO2 emissions, improving fuel economy and offers a longer lifespan on automotive components. Many parts manufactured from our extrusions feature as components in the drive trains and suspension systems of luxury vehicles worldwide.

Ultimately the quality of our customers’ manufactured components depends on the quality of the extrusions they receive from us. Our proven technical and supply chain experience is key in supplying Tier 1 automotive component suppliers, who in turn have to meet stringent OEM requirements.

Typical applications:

  • After-market accessories
  • Bumpers
  • Cargo rails
  • Impact protection and absorption components
  • Roof racks
  • Running boards
  • Suspension and drive train components

Aluminium offers the benefits of light weight coupled with excellent electrical and thermal conductivity ideal for a wide variety of applications in electrical and electronic equipment. The limitless ranges of configurations allow  you to design intricate profiles for unique product applications.

Where mechanical strength is not a prerequisite, we offer high purity 1070 aluminium alloy with superior conductivity. Where busbars need to span a specific distance without excessive deflection, we offer alloys 6063 or 6061 with lower conductivity but great value for money performance.

Typical applications:

  • Busbars
  • Cable ladders
  • Conduit
  • Display electronics
  • Earthing equipment
  • Electronic cabinets
  • Ferrules
  • Heat sinks
  • LED's
  • Power distribution accessories
  • Power skirting/poles
  • Transformer components

We take pride in providing high quality custom and standard extrusions providing design flexibility to the demanding engineering market. Hulamin Extrusions offer intricate shapes combined with lightweight, high strength and low maintenance. We incorporate features in the profile to simplify assembly and construction.

Hulamin Extrusions offers 6082, 6061 and 6005A alloys for high strength applications where enhanced mechanical properties are required. This is backed-up with certification from our extensive laboratory facilities. 

Typical applications:

  • Builders hardware such as levels and straight edges
  • Factory automation
  • Formwork
  • Gantries
  • Ladders
  • Machine guards
  • Machining bar
  • Marquees
  • Pipes and tubes
  • Scaffolding
  • Security booms
  • Temporary stands

More and more logistics service providers and fleet owners are moving to light weight solutions for transport vehicles. Aluminium is the go-to solution as its high strength-to-weight ratio has the potential to reduce weight beyond that of alternative materials. The reduction in the empty mass of the vehicle results in additional revenue through a reduction in fuel consumption and increased payload. These benefits make aluminium uniquely suited to any transport applications.

Typical applications:                                          

  • Accessories
  • Caravans and mobile homes
  • Marine
  • Rail
  • Tankers, tippers and trailers
  • Trucks and busses

Aluminium’s light weight, corrosion resistance and low maintenance requirements make it a material of choice for roof and ground mounting systems. Recent studies have shown aluminum has a lower life-cycle cost than steel in PV, CSP and CPV mounting structures.

Hulamin Extrusions supply extruded components to many prestigious projects from ground mounting structures, solar module frames and clamps to fully fabricated kits for the mounting and housing of the Solar Farms’ inverters.

Solar water heating, incorporating aluminium components and mounting structures, have proven to be a cost effective alternative to traditional water heating methods, especially in rural and developing areas where power sources are limited

Typical applications:

  • Busbars
  • Photo-voltaic solar module frames
  • Solar module mounting structures
  • Solar water heating panels
  • Wind power – access platforms and ladders

Aluminium extrusions’ high thermal conductivity, ease of fabrication, quality look and feel, finishing options and formable nature lends itself to useful applications.  

Typical applications:

  • Antennae
  • Bathroom fittings
  • Fitness equipment
  • Flag poles
  • Furniture
  • Home appliance trim
  • Leisure equipment
  • Luggage
  • Office Equipment
  • Picture Frames
  • Portable shade
  • Promotional gifts
  • Refrigeration
  • Signage
  • Sporting goods

Aluminium’s light weight, durability, high strength, minimal maintenance and corrosion resistant properties make it suitable for products and applications in the mining industry.

Due to its light weight, extruded hydraulic cylinders are used to manufacture hand-held rock drilling equipment. Some of the benefits of using aluminium extrusions in the construction of mine skips are increased payload and reinforcing strength.

Typical applications:

  • Hydraulic rock drills
  • Lifter bars
  • Mine skips