Aludium is a leading supplier of aluminium solutions for the industrial, distribution and automotive markets in Europe. Together with its research centre CINDAL, Aludium has contributed to the project with its high expertise in aluminium production, functionalisation and characterisation, validating and adjusting microstructural studies, mechanical and formability tests.
Aludium supplies AA5657 alloy H2X temper for cosmetic packaging applications, slitted in narrow bands to feed customers deep drawing presses. They experienced that some slitted coils produce defective pieces. The small size of the samples is an obstacle to find the defect cause and implement corrective actions to reduce the amount of client’s claims and internal rejections.