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Aluminum for the automotive industry – Body in white (BIW)

When it comes to cars and automotive applications, a body in white (biw) and chassis made from aluminum could lessen weight by as much as 30% compared to steel without any reduction in strength.

Unibody Car Chassis

World-class aluminum solutions for the automotive industry

All vehicles need a body structure that is rigid, to support weight and stress and to securely tie together all of the individual components. Aluminum is well-suited for use in vehicular structures, as its tensile strength as well as its light weight make it the responsible and sustainable choice.

Aluminum from Hydro can be used for all aspects of the body in white (or BIW for short) for the automotive industry. From extruded aluminum profiles through to a complete aluminum chassis, Hydro has the products, systems, expertise and solutions.

Aluminum profiles for use in body in white

  • Simple extruded aluminum profiles and complex intricate sections

Ready-to-build Aluminum solutions

  • Multi-functional aluminum chassis parts
  • Structural body parts for ‘light weighting’ & Electric Vehicles (EVs)
  • Aluminum frames and sub-frames
  • Impact beams, bumpers and crash boxes (or crush cans)
  • Aluminum body panels & trim

Why choose aluminum for automotive body in white?

Excellent energy absorption is one of the properties that carmakers, and insurance companies, value in Hydro’s range of aluminum specifically designed for cars and the automotive industry. Aluminum from Hydro can make your vehicles safer.

Integrating aluminum components in the structure of a car or vehicle makes it possible to reduce part counts and assembly costs. Using aluminum for a car’s structure can lessen weight by as much as 30% compared to steel.

As aluminum is fully recyclable, a large percentage of the car of the future could be made from 100% recycled aluminum, a truly sustainable vehicle.

Hydro CIRCAL

Hydro CIRCAL is our range of products made with recycled, post-consumer scrap. Using recycled aluminum, we are able to drastically reduce energy use in the production phase, while still being able to offer high-quality aluminum products.

Operating the most advanced aluminum sorting technology in the industry allows Hydro CIRCAL to provide some of the highest recycled content aluminum in the market. Currently we offer Hydro CIRCAL 75R that contains a minimum of 75% post-consumer scrap. The higher the recycled content, the lower the carbon footprint.

Find out more about how Hydro CIRCAL could make your aluminum body parts and BIW products more sustainable.