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Aleris Takes Center Stage at Big 5

Nov 22, 2016

Dubai - November 21, 2016 - Aleris, a global aluminum rolled products producer serving diverse industries, has announced that it showcased its innovative aluminum solutions customized for architectural applications at the Big 5 exhibition, the largest construction event in Middle East, to at the Dubai World Trade Center.

During the exhibition, Aleris demonstrated its solutions and products designed for architectural applications. The company presented its international expertise and knowhow in the domain, and in particular illustrated its premium 55HX® aluminum anodizing quality. 55HX® is the only plain aluminum that meets the NFPA 285 fire standard which is a prerequisite in the GCC region.

55HX® has excellent deformation properties while it maintains its optimized strength. The product offers high surface quality for anodization, keeping the authentic metallic look and even extends color uniformity across various batches – which is critical in architectural applications. Among a host of other projects, 55HX® has been used in the Abu Bakr Al Siddiq flyover in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The perforation and dark gold batch anodizing creates a unique design in the project.

Johan Petry, Vice President of Aleris Industrial Products, said: “We were excited about our participation in the Big 5, which built on our presence in the exhibition in 2014. This year, we presented our revolutionary 55HX® and other aluminum solutions at the exhibition. The company has proven success in large scale global projects around the globe including the Middle East & North Africa.”

He added that the exhibition was a great opportunity to find specific solutions, innovations and new technologies as well to network with new or existing business partners and industry peers. The Big 5 2016 was expected to attract 75,000 participants, hosting over 3,000 exhibitors.

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About Aleris
Aleris is a privately-held, global leader in aluminum rolled products serving diverse industries including aerospace, automotive, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial manufacturing.  Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Aleris operates production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit


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