AFSA - Aluminium Federation Of Southern Africa
Aluminium light, strong and beautiful

The Aluminium Federation of Southern Africa (AFSA) is an industry organisation supported by members of the aluminium industry. AFSA acts as the co-ordinating body for various aluminium market sector associations with a view to assisting the development of markets, both local and export. Services include provisions of technical and commercial information to a variety of interested persons/institutions/companies.

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AFSA – Aluminium Federation of Southern Africa
keyboard_arrow_upAFSA News: The Surface Finishing Issue
AFSA – Aluminium Federation of Southern Africa
keyboard_arrow_downAFSA News: The Surface Finishing Issue

This edition of AFSA News is devoted to Surface Finishing and provides a description of the types of surface finishing used in architectural aluminium applications - anodising, powder coating and coil coating.

AFSA – Aluminium Federation of Southern Africa
keyboard_arrow_upArchitectural Aluminium Surface Finishing Guide
AFSA – Aluminium Federation of Southern Africa
keyboard_arrow_downArchitectural Aluminium Surface Finishing Guide

This guide has been produced by AFSA to assist the architectural profession to select from the wide range of architectural products, finishes, materials, shapes and forms available from the aluminium industry. Also to understand and specify architectural finishes for optimum performance and aesthetic effect.

AFSA – Aluminium Federation of Southern Africa
keyboard_arrow_upEasy Guide to Aluminium Surface Finishing
AFSA – Aluminium Federation of Southern Africa
keyboard_arrow_downEasy Guide to Aluminium Surface Finishing

Surface finishing is an aesthetically pleasing enhancement of the aluminium surface. Aluminium is naturally corrosion resistant in a pH range 4 - 8,5.

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keyboard_arrow_upAluminium applications in the building industry for architects and quantity surveyors
keyboard_arrow_downAluminium applications in the building industry for architects and quantity surveyors

The Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA) is hosting the international aluminium conference and exhibition this year. Themed ‘Doubling Aluminium Demand’, a one-day course on aluminium applications in the building and construction industry will be taking place during the conference.

keyboard_arrow_upAluminium serves diverse applications
keyboard_arrow_downAluminium serves diverse applications

Buildings can be seen as a platform of opportunity – with a life expectancy well beyond the first needs of the client responsible for construction. In time, factories, offices and other buildings often change to accommodate new uses. While it is relatively easy to satisfy the original client’s five-to-ten-year need, the modern challenge in an environmentally sensitive world is to develop the platform for sustainable use. Among building finishing materials, aluminium has been the workhorse for decades. The Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA) envisages that it will continue to play this role.