Novelis Fusion™ is an innovation by Novelis that enables the production of aluminum sheet products composed of multiple alloy layers, with an absolutely clean and oxide-free interface between the layers. We are the first company in the world to achieve commercial production of multi-alloy aluminum casting.
Customers increasingly need high-quality alloys that can combine the unique properties of aluminum in applications that require strength, lightweight characteristics and formability.
Our researchers have developed a range of core and clad alloy combinations designed to customer-specific characteristics for high-end markets, including:
- High strength
- Corrosion resistance
- Damage-resistant surfaces
- Variety of surface textures
- 100 percent recyclability
How Novelis Fusion™ Works
This technology process allows aluminum alloys to be combined, providing a single aluminum sheet with multiple attributes.
A core and one or two outer layers of Novelis aluminum are cast simultaneously into one ingot. Once the ingot has solidified, it is rolled into sheet. The process produces a perfect metallurgical bond between the alloy layers at the molten metal stage. Alloy combinations are selected specifically to provide the properties needed—for example, to achieve high strength, excellent flexibility and corrosion resistance at the same time.