MARVALUM SM is the process of creating special higher grade architectural aluminum that differentiates itself from the rest of the aluminum market. The MARVALUM SM architectural process is a much-needed differentiator in the aluminum market.

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Kloeckner Metals is the only Service Center offering the MARVALUM SM process as a value-added service. The MARVALUM SM process will be used in various markets including Architectural and common alloy use. During the MARVALUM SM process, mechanical properties are dialed-in that meet and exceed paint line quality, providing superior physical properties to shape, formability and aesthetics. The supply chain has been secured through a domestic U.S mill.

The MARVALUM SM process is available for 3003 and 5052 (.063 – .125″).

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How could MARVALUM be used in the architectural industry?


    Aluminum is widely used in the architectural industry due to its combination of strength, durability, and light weight, and Marvalum only enhances aluminum’s beneficial characteristics. Some common applications could include:

    1. Facade systems: Aluminum is used to create cladding and curtain walls for buildings. These systems provide protection against the elements, while also adding a decorative touch to the building’s exterior.
    2. Windows and doors: Aluminum is used to create window frames and door frames, as it is strong enough to support the weight of the glass and provides excellent insulation properties.
    3. Roofing: Aluminum roofing systems are becoming increasingly popular, as they are lightweight, durable, and resistant to corrosion.
    4. Louvers: Aluminum louvers can be used to control light and air flow in buildings.
    5. Column covers: Aluminum column covers can be used to provide a decorative finish to building columns.
    6. Handrails: Aluminum handrails are used in buildings for safety and aesthetic purposes.
    7. Sunshades: Aluminum sunshades can be used to reduce solar heat gain in buildings, while also providing a decorative element.

    These are just some examples of how MARVALUMSM can be used in the architectural industry. Its versatility and durability make it a popular choice for many applications, and its ability to be molded and fabricated into various shapes and sizes makes it a versatile material for architects and builders.

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