What Is 16 Gauge Aluminum Sheet Thickness

Aluminum plate refers to a rectangular frame plate made by rolling and processing aluminum ingots, which is divided into pure aluminum plate, alloy aluminum plate, thin aluminum plate, medium-thick aluminum plate, and patterned aluminum plate. The aluminum sheet thickness is usually 0.2-500 mm. Another unit of measure of thickness is gauge. For example, 16 gauge aluminum sheet is about 1.29 mm, close to 1.2mm aluminum plate.

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Aluminum sheet types according to thickness

Thin aluminum plate: 0.15-2.0 mm

Basic aluminum plate: 2.0-6.0 mm

Thick aluminum plate: 6.0-25.0 mm

Ultra-thick aluminum plate: 25-200 mm

Aluminum plate types according to alloy composition

High-purity aluminum plate: The aluminum content is above 99.9%.

Pure aluminum sheet: It is (basically composed of cold-rolled pure aluminum.

Aluminum alloy plate: It is composed of aluminum and other metal elements, usually aluminum-copper, aluminum-manganese, aluminum-silicon and aluminum-magnesium.

Aluminum composite plate: It is a three-layer composite sheet with plastic as the core layer and aluminum on both sides, and the ornamental surface of the product is covered with decorative and protective coating.

Aluminum-clad aluminum plate: The aluminum sheet is covered with another series thin aluminum sheet to improve its corrosion resistance. For example, 2024 aluminium sheet is usually covered with other pure aluminum sheet to improve its corrosion resistance in atmosphere.

Main applications

1. Lighting decoration

2. Solar reflector

3. Building appearance

4. Interior decoration: suspended ceiling, wall, etc.

5. Furniture, cabinets

6. Elevator

7. Identification plate, nameplate, luggage

8. Car interior and exterior decoration

9. Interior decorations: such as photo frames

10. Household appliances: refrigerators, microwave ovens, audio equipment, etc.

11. Aerospace and military aspects

12. Manufacture and processing of mechanical parts

13. Mold manufacturing

14. Chemical/insulation pipe coating

15. High-quality marine grade aluminum sheets for ships

Care and Maintenance of 1.2mm Aluminum Sheet

1. Rinse the surface of the aluminum sheet with plenty of water first.

2. Use a soft cloth soaked in water-diluted detergent to gently wipe the surface of the 1.2 mm aluminum sheet.

3. Rinse the surface of the aluminum sheet with plenty of water to wash away the dirt.

4. Check the surface of the aluminum sheet, and use detergent to clean the places that have not been cleaned.

5. Do not clean the hot aluminum sheet(when the temperature exceeds 40°C), because the fast evaporation of water will be harmful to the paint coated on the aluminum sheet.

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