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Silafont®-36 (High-elongation Low-Fe-AlSiMnMg alloy for die-casting) released for sale

22.October 2013

Nikkei MC Aluminium Co., ltd.(main office in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), a member company of the Nippon Light Metal group, has started the production of high-elongation alloy for casting use, Silafont®-36, at its local corporation in China, NIKKEI MC ALUMINIUM (KUNSHAN) Co., Ltd. (in Jiangsu, China). Nikkei MC has acquired the production license from RHEINFELDEN ALLOYS GmbH & Co. KG. (in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany), through ITOCHU Corporation (in Minato-ku, Tokyo), a trading house who has also acquired sales license from RHEINFELDEN ALLOYS GmbH & Co. KG.

Silafont®-36 is a high-spec aluminium alloy, with records of adoption by European automotive manufacturers. Nikkei MC has invited engineers from Germany and has obtained technological information disclosure and operation guidance. Recently, the product manufactured by Nikkei MC has been assessed to have reached the same quality standard as the production in Germany, and has acquired the license.

Characteristics of Silafont®-36

Silafont®-36 is an aluminium alloy for die-cast use, with high strength and elongation (tensility) with 250-290 MPa, elongation: 5-11%. The alloy has high castability, anti-corrosion and weldability, and has been adopted by many European automotive manufacturers for frame bar and engine parts of automotive.


For the future, Nikkei MC intends to increase sales to German and Japanese automotive manufacturers in China, with competitiveness of the local production. It will also strengthen the relationship with RHEINFELDEN ALLOYS GmbH & Co. KG, to develop the European maker for the development alloy.


For further inquiries for the product, contact:
ITOCHU Shanghai ltd. China Metals & Minerals Div TEL:+86-21-2012-2137

For further inquiries for this release, contact:
Nikkei MC Aluminium Co., ltd. Sales Div TEL:+81-3-5297-5802 [Imatomi]