Aluminium is remarkable for the metal’s low density and for its ability to resist corrosion due to the phenomenon of passivation. Corrosion resistance can be excellent due to a thin surface layer of aluminium oxide that forms when the metal is exposed to air, effectively preventing further oxidation.
The yield strength of pure aluminium is 7–11 MPa, whilst aluminium alloys have yield strengths ranging from 200 MPa to 600 Mpa.
Aluminium is nonmagnetic, making it suitable for use with single core cables, and does not easily ignite, ensuring that it does not contribute to the burning process in the event of a fire.
CMP Products utilises 5000 series copper free aluminium for its all-round performance characteristics including mechanical strength, durability, corrosion resistance and flame retardancy.