Since the mid 1980s, Vulcan has proudly manufactured only one alloy… 5052. This alloy has been a household staple for us for a very long time and our sole concentration on 5052 has served us well up to this point in time. Over the past few years however, the automotive market has shifted to the use of aluminum in the manufacturing process in order to build lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles. This trend has encouraged us to expand the alloys that we manufacture and supply.
No longer a one trick pony, Vulcan now proudly provides alloys 5754 and 5182 in addition to our old standby, 5052. While 5052 is a fairly common alloy that is used in every product from concrete forms to pizza pans, our two newest alloys serve as integral components in the automotive industry, but are equally as diverse. Applications for 5182 and 5754 are described below.
- Packaging products (such as containers)
- Beverage cans
- Motor vehicle/automotive body panels and reinforcement members
- Brackets and parts
- Vehicle bodies
- Fishing industry equipment
5754 Alloy has an excellent corrosion resistance, especially to saltwater. For this reason, 5754 is the primary alloy chosen for marine applications.
Taking into account our most recent rolling mill expansion which doubled our capacity from 50 million pounds per year to 100 million, coupled with the alloy diversity we now offer, opportunity is evident today for Vulcan. We pride ourselves on the trusting relationships we build with our business partners and stand behind our products that we have put our mark on for the past 75+ years. So if you are looking for an aluminum supplier that stands ready to serve, this pony now officially has more than one trick up its saddlebag.