SHANGHAI, May 18 (SMM) – Many aluminum processors are using aluminum siding in their factories, so do some pavilions, due to its lightness, corrosion-resistance and recyclability, cnmn.com reported.
Aluminum siding is more economical than traditional color steel siding, cnmn.com quoted Wen Xianjun, Deputy General of the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA) as saying. Given current aluminum prices, aluminum siding costs just about 10% more than steel siding for a house of the same area. However, aluminum siding is virtually maintenance free, while color steel siding needs maintenance after five years of usage. That is to say aluminum siding is more cost effective than steel one in the long term.
According to rough estimate, China consumes 200-300 million tonnes of color steel siding annually, Wen said. This suggests that there is great market potential for replacing color steel siding with aluminum siding.
The CNIA plans to hold 2015 China International Aluminum Industry Week in Qingdao, Shandong on October 26. One of the themes of this meeting is expanding applications of aluminum alloy siding.
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