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Check in regularly to get the latest industry and company news.

Metalex Blog

Check in regularly to get the latest industry and company news.
What is aluminium plate?

What is aluminium plate?

When aluminium is forced between rolls and placed under great under pressure, it gets longer and thinner. This is how aluminium plate is made, along with aluminium sheet and foil. Plate is probably the most widely used form of industrial aluminium, harnessed for a...

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Aluminium Extrusion – Everything you need to know.

Aluminium Extrusion – Everything you need to know.

Extruded aluminium can be formed into any shape or size. It's so popular and versatile that around half of all the aluminium we process and ship is extruded. If you're after round bar, square bar, flat bar, or hexagonal bar aluminium, they've all been extruded. Here...

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The latest from the blog.

Green controversy, copper fights back, super-yachts and more

Some metals businesses are fighting back against greener aluminium, a blow to sustainability and incredibly short-sighted. The latest all-aluminium super-yacht is making waves amongst the super-rich. Sustainable research vessel design takes a step forwards. And UK...

What is aluminium plate?

When aluminium is forced between rolls and placed under great under pressure, it gets longer and thinner. This is how aluminium plate is made, along with aluminium sheet and foil. Plate is probably the most widely used form of industrial aluminium, harnessed for a...

Sustainable aluminium cans, moderate falls in production, cool developments

As leaders in the UK metal supply scene, we're always fascinated by new and exciting stories about the metals we provide to our customers. This time around, as the pandemic rolls on, we're seeing some exciting stories around low carbon alternatives and re-usable metal...

Aluminium Extrusion – Everything you need to know.

Extruded aluminium can be formed into any shape or size. It's so popular and versatile that around half of all the aluminium we process and ship is extruded. If you're after round bar, square bar, flat bar, or hexagonal bar aluminium, they've all been extruded. Here...

Costly copper, rejected mines, tough emissions targets, and cool aluminium research

Copper prices have soared. The Philippines has rejected plans for a massive new copper and gold mine.  Brass is proving more desirable than anyone imagined in New Zealand. There's an innovative new way of recycling aluminium on the cards. One Brazilian mining firm is...

Canada steel tariffs, copper demand soars, steel plant delays, and more

Canada has slapped a bunch of retaliatory tariffs on American aluminium products following Trump's tariffs on Canadian aluminium. Copper is set to benefit from a slew of new and innovative green energy projects. New steel plants are delayed in Canada, worldwide steel...

Metal Suppliers News – Life on Earth, 3D Steel Printing and more

Every living being on earth might have nickel sulphide to thank for its existence – including us. The US Army will soon be 3D printing super-tough steel components and weaponry. Copper is proving its worth as a powerful disinfectant. Rio Tinto and New Zealand are...

UK industry steps up to supply aluminium for medical products

Metalex Products is currently working overtime at its sites in Poole, Horsham, Birmingham, Chepstow and Milton Keynes to process orders for aluminium plate and bar billets being used in the rapid production of medical equipment.Metalex Products working overtime. As...

Metalex Aluminium Suppliers – Focus Aluminium – Predictions for 2020

Metalex products – Focus aluminium – Predictions for 2020 We all operate in a global economy these days. No company, person or country is an island, Metalex included, and global issues are having an impact in all sorts of ways, some expected and others unexpected....

Weird metals – Meet lasered lead, Gallium, Cuprates, Kagome and more.

Weird metals – Meet lasered lead, Gallium, Cuprates, Kagome and more Metals can be weird. Very weird. This time around, to welcome you to 2020, we thought we'd take a look at some of the oddest, most extraordinary metals around. Here's to an exceptional, profitable,...

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