BS EN 1676:2020 Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Alloyed ingots for remelting – Specifications

BS EN 1676:2020

Aluminium and aluminium alloys. Alloyed ingots for remelting. Specifications

Status : Current   Published : April 2020



What is BS EN 1676:2020 about?

It specifies classifications, designations and grade requirements for alloyed aluminium ingots intended for remelting. BS EN 1676:2020 is a revision of the 2010 version of this standard.

Who is BS EN 1676:2020 for?

  • Casting
  • Engineering
  • Automotive and aerospace gearing
  • Designers
  • Architects

Why should you use BS EN 1676:2020?

This European standard defines requirements for grades of alloyed aluminium ingots intended for remelting, and specifies the classifications and designations that apply to these grades, the conditions in which they are produced, their properties and the marks by which they are identified.

Most aluminium in the UK is recycled, making it important that there’s a specification providing these guidelines. In addition:

  • The standard is designed to provide end-users with confidence in products
  • It helps aid the creation of better products
  • It levels the playing field between castors, producers and designers

BS EN 1676:2020 can contribute towards users achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure because it helps promote resilient infrastructure. It also contributes to Goal 12 on responsible consumption and production because it supports aluminium recycling.

 What’s new about BS EN 1676:2020?

The standard was revised to bring it up-to-date with industry needs. In comparison with the 2010 version that it supersedes, the following significant changes were made to Table 1 on the chemical composition of ingots:

  1. Two alloys were deleted and six added
  2. The maximum limit for lead was reduced to 0,29 %
  3. Footnotes were added and modified
  4. The chemical composition limits of the alloys EN AB-43000 [EN AB-Al Si10Mg], EN AB-43300 [EN AB-Al Si9Mg] and EN AB-51300 [EN AB-AlMg5] were modified

Standard NumberBS EN 1676:2020
TitleAluminium and aluminium alloys. Alloyed ingots for remelting. Specifications
Publication Date27 April 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 1780-3, EN 14361, EN 14242, EN 1780-1, EN 1780-2, EN 12258-1:2012
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 1706, EN 577, EN 576, EN 14726
ReplacesBS EN 1676:2010
International RelationshipsEN 1676:2020
Draft Superseded By19/30388209 DC
DescriptorsQuality control, Inspection, Chemical composition, Marking, Remelting, Defects, Documents, Ingots, Ordering, Aluminium, Castings, Aluminium alloys
Title in FrenchAluminium et alliages d'aluminium. Lingots pour refusion en alliages d'aluminium. Spécifications
Title in GermanAluminium und Aluminiumlegierungen. Legierte Masseln zum Wiedereinschmelzen. Spezifikationen
ISBN978 0 539 03251 2
File Size730 KB

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