Novelis says it has developed its Advanz 7000-series of high-strength alloys designed for safety-critical components of vehicle structures.
The company maintains the alloy is “two to three times stronger than any automotive aluminium used in high volumes today,” and can be used to manufacture parts such as bumper systems, crash ring components and door intrusion beams.
Novelis adds the new alloy series will offer weight reduction compared to current high strength steels in the marketplace, enabling automakers to further reduce the weight of vehicles while ensuring passenger safety.
“As more automakers look to reduce vehicle weight and improve fuel economy, high-strength aluminium alloys are playing an increasingly critical role in vehicle design,” said Novelis SVP and CTO, Jack Clark.
“For decades, Novelis has been a pioneer in aluminium alloy development and set the standard in the automotive industry.
“Novelis’ Advanz 7000-series will drive the industry forward by offering automakers additional weight savings with strength for optimal safety performance.”
Novelis is a partner to many of the world’s automakers with vehicles such as the new Ford F-150, the Range Rover and the Jaguar XE.
The company maintains it pioneered the aluminum alloys, including 6111, 6016 and 5754, which shaped the high volume adoption of aluminum in the auto industry.
Novelis also says it is the world’s leading supplier of aluminum sheet.