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What is Aluminum Powder?
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Aluminum powder is the powdered/particulate form of aluminum. It is dark gray to metallic silver in appearance. Aluminum powder is typically non-toxic and non-magnetic. All aluminum metal is produced by first extracting alumina, or aluminum oxide, from bauxite. This alumina is then dissolved in a molten electrolyte, where a powerful electric current passes through. This causes the metallic aluminum to be deposited on the cathode. From here, aluminum can be processed into its various forms. The four primary categories of particulate aluminum are:

  • Atomized aluminum powder
  • Aluminum flake powder
  • Aluminum paste
  • Aluminum granules

What We Offer

Atlantic Equipment Engineers has been a trusted supplier of high purity metal powders for almost 60 years. We always prioritize quality and specialize in packing and shipping orders of any size. With AEE, you’ll always get high-purity aluminum powder that meets all of your specifications at a competitive price. We offer aluminum powder in a range of forms- including atomized aluminum powders with a range of particle morphologies along with flakes and aluminum granules, each in a wide range of particle sizes. Atlantic Equipment Engineers guarantees fast shipping, along with attentive and knowledgeable customer service every step of the way.

Why Turn to Atlantic Equipment Engineers?

As industry leaders, Atlantic Equipment Engineers is ready to tackle all of your high purity aluminum and aluminum powder needs. Our commitment to excellent customer service is reflected in our industry certifications. We are proud to be an ISO 9002 certified company, certified to the 9001:2008 standard by DNV. We have experience serving a wide range of clients working in different market sectors and industries – we’re here to help you meet your business goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the physical properties of aluminum powder?

A: Aluminum powder varies in color from dark gray to metallic silver. In addition, aluminum powder can take on many different shapes and sizes. The four basic types of aluminum powder products are atomized aluminum powder, aluminum flake powder, aluminum paste, and aluminum granules. The atomized aluminum powder comes in four size groups: coarse, fine, super fine, and dust. These particles are much smaller than those of aluminum flake powder and are granular or spherical in shape.  Aluminum flake powder consists of scaly pieces in small, flattened particles. The aluminum paste consists of a liquid component combined with aluminum flake particles, which can be altered to have a specific shape and size. Lastly, aluminum granules are larger than 1.0mm and can be spherical, oval, drop-like, disc-shaped, needle, or irregular in shape.

Q: How do you manufacture aluminum powder?

A: Most aluminum powders are produced by a process called gas atomization. In this process, molten aluminum metal is sprayed through a compressed gas jet, converting the aluminum into fine droplets. These droplets are then solidified and put through a sieve to create different grades for a range of applications. As technology evolves, new production methods for aluminum powder are developed. Some of these are dry grinding, granulation, centrifugal atomization, the disintegration of solid metal, and lumping of fine foil scrap.

Q: What are the primary uses of aluminum powder?

A: Aluminum powder has a wide range of industrial applications, such as mining and drilling explosives, additive manufacturing, rocket propulsion, and many more. Aluminum powder is often used in the chemical industry when a reaction or an electrical current is needed, and it also has various military and defense applications when creating explosives.  

Q: Is aluminum powder toxic?

A: Exposure to aluminum powder is not usually harmful, but exposure to high levels can impact your health. Breathing in large amounts of aluminum dust can cause lung problems, and frequent skin contact can cause irritation. It’s important to always follow proper safety precautions when working with aluminum powders of any form.

Please read the complete SDS for each product before use.

Q: Can aluminum powder explode?

A: Because aluminum powder is the result of an exothermic reaction, the powder that is formed gives off large amounts of energy, making it especially useful in explosives. The hazardous nature of aluminum powder products illustrates the necessity of proper handling, storage, and usage.

Please read the complete SDS for each product before use.

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