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Data Sheets

Aluminium Alloy


L112 T6

Packaging: containers, foils, collapsible tubes, radiator tubes, wide jar closures, printing plates (offset). Strip for heat exchanger, boilermaking. Insulation foils. Kitchenware. Chemical and food industry equipment, containers. Automotive trim, light reflectors. Architecture. Vessels, piping.

Characteristic Properties:
Very good corrosion resistance. Very good weldability (lowered strength values in the zone of welding). Good machinability. Good cold formability in T4 temper after a stabilizing heat treatment. Heat treatable medium high strength construction. Alloy with a strength somewhat higher than 6061. Medium high fatigue strength. Not suitable for complex sections.

Chemical Composition

BS L112(1971)
Alloy L112
Chemical Element % Present
Iron (Fe) 0.0 - 0.50
Chromium (Cr) 0.0 - 0.25
Copper (Cu) 0.0 - 0.10
Silicon (Si) 0.70 - 1.30
Magnesium (Mg) 0.50 - 1.20
Zinc (Zn) 0.0 - 0.20
Nickel (Ni) 0.0 - 0.10
Manganese (Mn) 0.40 - 1.00
Lead (Pb) 0.0 - 0.05
Tin (Sn) 0.0 - 0.05
Titanium (Ti) 0.0 - 0.20
Aluminium (Al) Balance

Generic Physical Properties

Physical Property Value
Density 2.71 g/cm³
Melting Point 650 °C
Thermal Expansion 23.10 x10^-6 /K
Modulus of Elasticity 70 GPa
Thermal Conductivity 167-216 W/m.K
Precipitation treat by heating uniformly at a temperature between 165-195C for 3-12 hours. This specification cover forging stock and forgings of aluminium-magnesium-silicon-manganese alloy,solution treated and precipitation treated, suitable for welding. The titanium value shown in the Chemical Composition applies to titanium and/or other grain elements.

Mechanical Properties

BS L112(1971)
Forging Stock -
Mechanical Property Value
Hardness Brinell 90 Min HB
Tensile Strength 295 Min N/mm2
Elongation A 8 Min %
0.2% Proof Stress 255 Min N/mm2


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