Weiqiao has launched six new aluminium materials from its WQAL® brand series. These materials are at the international top level and establish new standards due to their high strength, toughness and resistance to fatigue and corrosion.
During a press conference at the eighth International Aluminium Industry Chain Green Development Summit Forum held in Sanya, South China on 9th November, Zhang Hai, the head of Weiqiao Lightweight Research Institute, introduced new materials. These include high-strength corrosion-resistant aluminium alloys, WQAL® WHS 340, 370, 400, fatigue-resistant cast aluminium alloys, WQAL® CHF 110, 130, and alloy WQAL® CHP30, developed specifically for integrated die casting without heat treatment.
Weiqiao Group has launched these materials after several years of research and practical application. The materials possess outstanding mechanical properties and exhibit excellent performance in different sectors, including the automotive, aerospace, marine, and shipbuilding industries. Aluminium materials offer numerous advantages, including enhanced strength and toughness, improved serviceability, environmental sustainability and long-term profitability. These benefits are anticipated to significantly influence the aluminium processing and lightweight construction sector in China.
The Weiqiao Group’s development strategy recognises that innovative research into novel aluminium alloys and their integration in the transport industry’s lightweight construction systems is an essential undertaking. The objective is to steadily elevate the industrial value chain of aluminium materials towards a more elevated, secure, and cost-effective level.
WEIQIAO Germany GmbH is a European subsidiary and European headquarters of the Chinese Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering Group. The group includes three listed companies, two of which are listed in Hong Kong, 12 domestic and overseas production sites and over 100,000 employees worldwide. The group covers the complete value chain of the textile and aluminum industry.