Aluminium plate & treadplate from BlueScope Distribution

BlueScope Distribution is a single source product, processing and solutions provider of steel and aluminium products.

With a national network of distribution sites Australia-wide, as well as an export division for overseas customers, BlueScope Distribution provides access to a full range of aluminium products, including aluminium plate, and aluminium treadplate, in a number of alloys and tempers. Our range of aluminium plate and treadplate products are ideal for a wide variety of end-use applications. 

At BlueScope Distribution, we do more than supply aluminium plate products. We also provide our customers with access to a range of aluminium processing capabilities and can provide aluminium plate and aluminium treadplate products router cut to the size that our customers require.

With the knowledge, experience and technical knowhow in aluminium products, our BlueScope Distribution teams can give our customers specialist advice on the aluminium plate and aluminium treadplate products that are best suited to meet their project requirements.  

A distributor member of the Aluminium Council

BlueScope Distribution are proud to be a distribution member of the Australian Aluminium Council – the peak association representing the Australian aluminium industry. Our involvement with the Council enables our team to stay informed and provide our customers with the latest updates related to the aluminium products they use.

DNV certified aluminium products

BlueScope Distribution can supply customers with a range of DNV certified aluminium sheet and aluminium plate and aluminium extrusion products. Our teams have industry expertise and technical knowledge to provide aluminium product and processing solutions to customers seeking DNV certified materials for their ships, marine, transport, defence and specialised government products.

Distribution member of the Australian Aluminium Council

BlueScope Distribution are proud to be a distribution member of the Australian Aluminium Council – the peak association representing the Australian aluminium industry. Our involvement with the Council enables our team to stay informed and provide our customers with the latest updates related to the aluminium products they use.

Product

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Aluminium plate

  • Grade 5083 H321 / 5083 DNV H116 / 5083 DNV H321 plate: Used in high strength structural applications for welded marine applications and road transport vehicles.
  • Grade 5383 DNV H321 plate: An upgrade on 5083, 5383 is commonly used to strengthen aluminium structure including transport and marine applications from ships, boat hulls and superstructures. 

Aluminium treadplate

  • Grade 5052 O (5 bar) treadplate: Used for a wide variety of diverse applications including step treads, shop floors, marine foot traffic and decorative bar fronts. 
  • Grade 3003 H22 – bright propeller pattern plate: For general purpose use including decorative purposes and trimming due to its highly polished finish. 

Finish options

Our team can offer the following finish options for our aluminium extrusion products:

  • Linishing
  • Powder coating
  • Roller applied painting
  • Anodising
  • Bright finishing
  • Media blasting
  • Polishing

Processing

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BlueScope Distribution has a range of in-house processing capabilities that enable us to cut aluminium plate and treadplate to the necessary size and shape that our customers need. 

The range of processing services that we offer for our range of aluminium products include:

  • Aluminium routing: We have an in-house aluminium routing capability that enables us to cut aluminium to custom sizes. We can also drill and etch the aluminium for our customers to help with assembly and identification of the aluminium when it comes to fabrication. 
  • Laser cutting: We can arrange laser cutting for aluminium plate and treadplate when required by customers.
  • Protective PE film application: In order to protect aluminium plate and treadplate during transportation and processing, we are able to offer PE Application, which is a type of protective layer.
  • Aluminium forming: Using the application of force to bend or stretch aluminium plate into a certain shape.

To learn more about our range of aluminium processing services, please visit our processing page.

Solutions

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  • Aluminium kitting: One of the key value-add solutions that we offer our aluminium customers is aluminium kitting. This means that we pre-cut the aluminium plate and treadplate, mark it, and deliver it to the customer in grouped sections to assist with assembly of the material. Customers across industries enjoy access to this service that ultimately saves them time. 

Our team can also provide customers a range of other aluminium solutions they require, including:

  • Project management
  • Just in time delivery
  • Stock management strategies
  • Forecasting support
  • End to end supply chain
  • B2B integration

To learn more about our range of aluminium solutions, please visit our solutions page.