Aluminium Alloy - BS-L - 6L16 H14/H24 Sheet

6L16 H14/H24 Sheet

6L16 - 1200 is a commercially pure aluminium sheet that may be clad with alloy 7072 for better protection against stress corrosion cracking.

Chemical Composition

Spec: BS 6L16(1985)

Alloy 6L16

Chemical Element % Present
Copper (Cu) 0.0 - 0.05
Titanium (Ti) 0.0 - 0.05
Others (Total) 0.0 - 0.15
Manganese (Mn) 0.0 - 0.05
Other (Each) 0.0 - 0.05
Zinc (Zn) 0.0 - 0.10
Silicon + Iron (Si+Fe) 0.0 - 1.00
Aluminium (Al) Balance


Physical PropertyValue
Density 2.59 g/cm³
Melting Point 657 °C
Thermal Expansion 23.4 x10^-6 /K
Modulus of Elasticity 69 GPa
Thermal Conductivity 225 W/m.K
Electrical Resistivity 58.5 % IACS
The specification covers sheet and strip of 99% aluminium. The elongation value shown in the mechanical properties table apply to material with nominal thickness 0.4mm up to and including 0.8mm. Different values for additional nominal thicknesses are shown in the specification.

Spec: BS 6L16(1985)

Sheet -

Mechanical PropertyValue
Tensile Strength 110 Min - 140 Max MPa
Elongation A50 mm 3 Min %
Proof Stress 100 Min MPa

Alloy Designations

Aluminium alloy 6L16 - 1200 is covered by Standard BS EN 6L16 (1985) 

Temper Types

The most common tempers for 6L16 - 1200 aluminium are:

  • H14 - Work hardened by rolling to half hard, not annealed after rolling
  • H24 - Work hardened by rolling then annealed to half hard

Supplied Forms

6L16 - 1200 aluminium is supplied in Sheet and Strip.

  • Sheet
  • Strip
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7 January 2014


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