Strength in numbers

Aluminium Alloy   |   BS-L

5L36 Wire / Rivet Stock


5L36 - 1050A has excellent characteristic properties: Very good atmospheric corrosion resistance. Very good workability. High thermal and electrical conductivity (preferred alloy 1350). Attractive appearance, high reflectivity. Suitable for decorative anodising. Very good weldability with low mechanical properties.

Chemical Composition

BS 5L36(1985)
Alloy 5L36
Chemical Element % Present
Other (Each) 0.03 max
Magnesium (Mg) 0.05 max
Titanium (Ti) 0.05 max
Manganese (Mn) 0.05 max
Copper (Cu) 0.05 max
Zinc (Zn) 0.07 max
Silicon (Si) 0.25 max
Iron (Fe) 0.4 max
Aluminium (Al) 99.5 min

99.5% min pure Aluminium The wire shall be supplied as drawn. No heat treatmentis required.

Alloy Designations

Aluminium alloy 5L36 - 1050A is covered by Standard BS EN 5L36 (1985) 

Temper Types

The most common tempers for 5L36 - 1050A aluminium wire / rivet stock is as-drawn

Supplied Forms

L36-1050A aluminium is supplied in Wire as rivet stock.

  • Wire

Generic Physical Properties

Physical Property Value
Density 2.59 g/cm³
Melting Point 658 °C
Thermal Expansion 23.5 x10^-6 /K
Modulus of Elasticity 69 GPa
Thermal Conductivity 229 W/m.K
Electrical Resistivity 59.5 % IACS

Mechanical Properties

BS 5L36(1985)
Wire -
Mechanical Property Value
Tensile Strength 110 Min MPa

The specification covers wire for solid, cold-forged rivets of 99.5% aluminium.