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Prime Aluminium Industries: The largest manufacturer of aluminium extruded profiles in Pakistan

Prime Aluminium Industries was incepted through formation of Pakistan Glass in 1969 by the founder member late Asadullah Khan, Tehrik-e-Pakistan gold medalist. This legacy was carried forward by his son Ziaullah Khan, a geologist who established Khan Glazing Company in the year 1988. Since then many of the renowned international contemporaries have joined hands in this pursuit of excellence. Few prominent associates are:-

  1. Guardian Industries, Saudi Arabia
  2. Guardian Industries, Rasulkhaima
  3. P.T. Mulia Glass, Indonesia
  4. Glaver Bell, Belgium
  5. Ford Glass, USA

The caravan of innovation achieved yet another landmark, when in 2003 an industry to produce high quality mirrors with Aluminium Coating was established by the name of SIS industries Gadoon Amazai.

Today by the grace of Almighty Allah, Khan Glazing has touched the zenith, by becoming the largest manufacturer of glazing & tempering products in Pakistan.

“Completing the structures of your dream”, the nomenclature of our activities has three broad heads:-

  • Glazing & Tempering Glass Products
  • Aluminium Profiles Manufacturer
  • Cladding

The industries catering to the above categories are:

  1. Prime Aluminium Industries (Pvt) Ltd, Lahore-Pakistan.
  2. Khan Glazing Company, Lahore-Pakistan.
  3. SIS Industries, Gadoon Amazai.

Prime Aluminium Industries is the largest manufacturer of aluminium extruded profiles in Pakistan. Prime Aluminium Industries offers its customers the best aluminium extruded profiles, very complicated and sophisticated sections.

With latest PLC, EDM, Wire Cut Machines, Prime Aluminium Industries can develop dyes for new sections within the shortest possible time. The Company’s assortment of 380 different aluminium profiles, aluminium sections cater to the high quality aluminium extrusions. It offers wide range of extruded profiles in AA-6063 aluminium alloy by DUBAL (Dubai Aluminium) – Prime profile requirements in various sectors like building, agriculture, railway and road transport, etc.

Prime Aluminium Industries, established way back in 2007, is the leading manufacturer of aluminium extruded profiles in Pakistan. Located in the 356-357 Sunder Industrial Estate of Lahore city, Prime Aluminium Industries is the only aluminium company in Pakistan having high quality aluminium extrusion press and achieving highest production in the country.

Our Mission:

“To continuously improve productivity and efficiency to enhance stockholder’s value.” It is our commitment to safeguard the environment by maintaining and eco-friendly atmosphere, which helps us to manufacture aluminium according to the world’s industrial environment friendly life cycle.

Our Vision:

To be a market leader in aluminium extrusion & industry in Asia through innovation, continuous improvement and total commitment to positive growth, and to extent over services from east to west so that our sun never sets.

Products of the company
Aluminium Extrusion:

Prime Aluminium Industries has high quality aluminium extrusion press by UBE Japan technology having capacity of 600 tons per month and installed production capacity is 72,00 MT per annum.

Prime Aluminium Industries has a most modern tool shop capable of producing high quality & intricate dies backed up by an international quality foundry. It is a forerunner in installing several technological and modern equipments in order to obtain high quality profiles. The adoption of such modern technology produces highly refined close grained and oxide free logs which provide a superior finish on the extruded sections.

Prime Aluminium Industries carries out the following steps to ensure defect free, high quality aluminium extrusions:

Billet from Dubai:

Billet from DUBAI (Dubai Aluminium, UAE) the alloy is instantly analyzed using modern direct Reading Optical Emission Spectrometer which ensures that the composition remains within close tolerance, thereby achieving the desired mechanical properties. Each lot is ultrasonically inspected and certified

Logs are Homogenized:

The logs are homogenized prior to pre-heating them, in order to achieve superior quality, improved finish and uniform grain structure necessary for anodizing and powder coating processes.

Dyes and Tooling:

The dyes and tooling used are manufactured by means of latest computerized equipments like Wire Cut Machines, Spark Erosion Machines and several other CNC equipments.

Ageing:

Ageing – A T-6 thermal treatment is carried out using a high velocity air oven with precisely controlled temperature that results in uniform properties in the extruded aluminium profiles and gives the maximum tensile strength (35000-Psi).

Dimensions of the Extruded:

The dimensions of the extruded profiles are checked and ensured by automatic profile inspection & measurement system.

Extruded Aluminium:

The extruded aluminium profiles are finally handled by PLC controlled conveyor system till they are packed. The identification and traceability of the sections are also taken care of by imprinting the company logo on each package.

Prime Aluminium:

Prime Aluminium Industries possesses in-house facilities for developmental research and innovation to pursue the fast paced advanced scientific development.

Extrusions products advantages:

The key benefits of procuring high quality aluminium extrusions from Prime Aluminium Industries are manifold:

Light Weight:

Prime Aluminium weighing one-third the weight of iron, steel, copper or brass and hence becomes easier to handle and transport.

Strength:

Prime Aluminium extrusions can be made as strong as the purpose demands yield strength of 30,000 Psi or 21.621 kgf/mm2 or 212.107 N/mm2.

Strength-To-Weight Ratio:

The combined property of strength and lightness in aluminium makes it a key ingredient of many industrial applications.

Corrosion Resistant:

Prime Aluminium provides a natural protective layer against environmental, chemical and physical corrosive agents and hence, can never rust.

Heat Conduction:

Prime Aluminium conducts heat better on a cost and weight basis.

Electric Conduction:

Prime Aluminium has better conductivity over copper per unit weight and is universally used for power consumption.

Wide Acceptance:

Prime extruded aluminium is widely used in the food packaging and chemical industry.

Ease of Fabrication:

Prime Aluminium allows the extrusion of almost any shape that can be fabricated using all conventional methods.

Ease Of Assembly Design:

Prime Aluminium extrusions can be designed for easy assembly with other parts and even their surfaces can be mated to match up for easy joining.

Join Ability:

Welding, soldering, brazing are few methods employed to join extrusions. Bolts, rivets, clips and adhesives are also frequently used for this purpose.

Complex, Integral Shapes:

Custom designed extrusions can be produced in intricate shapes which otherwise, would have to be created joining several individual parts.

Uniform Quality:

Prime Aluminium assures reliability and uniformity in quality and hence minimizes rejection rates, corrective fabrication and production downtime.

Cost Effective:

The tools used in extrusion are inexpensive as compared to other production methods.

Variety of Finish:

A wide array of finishes ranging variety of anodized colors is available. The finish enhances durability and elegance of the product.

Identification:

Prime Aluminium extrusions can be identified by the ‘PRIME’ Trade Mark printed with a lot number on each section. Prime Aluminium packages are bar coded for traceability and verification.

 

Homogenizing and Extrusion

The press supplies the force necessary to squeeze the billet through the extrusion die. It consists of:

Billet:

The container where the billet is put under pressure.

Main Cylinder:

The main cylinder with the ram for pushing the billet into the container and through the die.

Package:

The front platen giving counter support to the die package.

Front Platen:

The main columns fixing the front platen and the cylinder together.

The Press:

The process of homogenizing ensures a uniform distribution of alloying elements, thereby resulting in uniform properties. Being an expensive process, homogenizing is avoided by many extruders in Pakistan

Heat and Tremendous Pressure:

The heat and tremendous pressure applied on the solid aluminium forces it through the extrusion die opening and gives it a high degree of structural stability.

Extruded Aluminium:

The extruded aluminium profiles are then handled on the PLC controlled conveyor system to prevent any damage to the output.

Straighten and Stabilize:

The products are then stretched in order to straighten and stabilize them, after which they are cut according to the required length.

Aging Process:

A T6 heat technology chamber is used to achieve the hardness of the aluminium profiles up to 15 by applying thermo dynamics.

Anodizing Process:

Using computerized European technology, aluminium ions are deposited in the shape of thin film on profiles, which protects the profiles from all kinds of corrosion. This is why the life of Prime Aluminium Profiles last long. Different range of products is available from 12-25 microns.

Multicolor technology for Electro Coloring:

Prime Aluminium introduces for the first time in Pakistan the latest multicolor technology for electro coloring for exterior finishing of profiles.

Scratch Resistant Profiles:

Prime Aluminium used the most advanced technology to give extra protection to the profiles by making them scratch resistant.

A full-fledged Quality Assurance and Technical Service Department established within the Prime Aluminium Industries premises, along with its state-of-the-art equipments, takes care of the metal analysis, mechanical testing, metallographic examination and other studies. Some of the contemporary tools used are:

  1. Computerized Direct Reading Optical Emission Spectrometer.
  2. Computerized Tensile Testing Machine.
  3. Hardness Testing Equipments.
  4. Automatic Profile Measuring Systems.
  5. Electrical Conductivity Meter.
  6. Straightness Table.
  7. Hardness Tester.

Prime Aluminium Industries performs continuous laboratory tests and undertakes quality assurance measures wherever necessary to subscribe and sustain the standards of excellence.

Tool Shop

The dyes and tooling used to create the extrusions are manufactured in-house by PRIME in their Tool Shop, equipped with the latest manufacturing facilities like Wirecut, CNC Milling, CNC Machining Centre and Spark Erosion Machine.

Imported heat resistant H-13 grade die Steel is used to make the dies and toolings, which ensures uniform hardness after heat treatment.

This is followed by surface treatment that makes the exterior wear resistant and therefore, close dimensional tolerance is maintained.

Branding

The proprietary Prime Aluminium Logo along with the four digit lot number imprinted on all the architectural and heavier sections ensures traceability and individual product identity.

Aging of the products is done at a specific temperature for a certain time in air circulated ovens.

Subsequently, the hardness of the products is tested using portable Webster and Barcole Testers.

Packing

Once the Quality Assurance Department gives clearance, the products are sent through a Packing Conveyor that ensures spiral wrapping with polythene film, weighing, packing, strapping and finally packaging them.

The modes of packing are customized as per the customer’s requirements and the entire packaging process is done with the full care.

Domestic Sales Policy

Prime Aluminium Industries sells its products under different categories like direct sales to OEMs, consumers/actual users, Government/Public sector companies against specific orders with mutually acceptable techno commercial arrangements.

Sales also take place through an extensive dealer network spread across the country.

Prime Aluminium Industries depots and consignment agents located in some of the major cities also supply ready stock which is subject to availability.

Sale to the international market is executed either through agents appointed in some countries or through direct negotiations with the customers and procurement of Prime Aluminium Industries (Pvt) Ltd.

Repeat and regular orders are also obtained from satisfied international customers.

There is a choice between mill finish, anodized finish, which the clients can procure as per their choice.

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