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Aluminium flat rolled products find a variety of applications

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May 29, 2012

Abstract
Besides forecasting demand and supply of Indian aluminium rolled products, we have also explored the entire value chain and estimated the profitability for different players in this industry. Aluminium flat rolled products have diverse applications across various end-user sectors, either as a foil or as a sheet.

Key Issues
- What are the stages involved in manufacturing aluminium rolled products? - Which are the major end users of aluminium rolled products? -

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No part of this Report may be published/reproduced/distributed in any form without CRISIL’s prior written approval.

Introduction
This report focuses on the aluminium rolled products industry. Besides forecasting demand and supply of Indian aluminium rolled products, we have also explored the entire value chain and estimated the profitability for different players in this industry. In this section, CRISIL Research take looks at the process for producing rolled products and its key applications. An aluminium rolled product is a downstream product formed by rolling aluminium ingots into flat sheets/plates or foils. The aluminium ingot is first hot-rolled and then cold-rolled before it comes out as a flat sheet. It is further processed depending on end-user specifications.

Rolled products account for over a fourth of aluminium demand
Primary aluminium (in ingot form) is cast into downstream products such as rolled products, extrusions, wire rods and castings depending on their applications. In 2010-11, demand patterns show that over a fourth of total aluminium ingots are estimated to have been further processed into rolled products.

Downstream aluminium consumption mix in India (2010-11)

Source: CRISIL Research

Manufacturing process involves hot-rolling and cold-rolling aluminium ingots…...

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