Silicon is an important element in many types of aluminum alloys. In casting alloys, Silicon improves fluidity, wear resistance, hardness and strength. In steel coating alloys, Silicon also improves the adhesion between the steel and aluminum alloy layers. Eastern Alloys manufactures Aluminum Silicon alloys for various steel coating applications including a master alloy in the Galvalume process as well as a coating alloy used in Aluminized steel.
Eastern Alloys has the capability of alloying aluminum with a wide range of silicon. Typically, the nominal silicon content of the galvalume master alloy we produce is 3%, whereas, the silicon content of the alloy used in aluminized steel can range between 5-11%.
Please contact us to learn more about our Aluminum-Silicon Alloys.