Aluminium J Gutters

Aluminium J Sections are designed to be used as gutters on commercial vehicles. although they also have many other ad-hoc uses such as housings for LED lighting, manufacture of hooks & handles, capping / edging trims.


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As the name suggests, aluminium J sections consist of a length of strong aluminium that is fashioned into a J shape. They are a strong, functional and adaptable section of aluminium that provides edging for a range of different purposes.

What are some of the uses of aluminium j sections?

Display Equipment for Mobility and Ease

In display equipment, like those at trade shows and exhibitions, aluminium components with J sections are essential. The quick assembly, mobility, and ease of use make aluminium an ideal choice. Point-of-sale displays and temporary cabinets also utilize J sections for their construction.

Industrial Use and Solar Panel Support

Within industrial settings, J sections are commonly found on workbenches, inspection tables, and machine guarding. They also play a significant role in supporting solar panels due to their strength, corrosion resistance, and low mass.

Efficiency in Transportation

Aluminium J sections are essential in applications such as trailers, where weight is a crucial factor. Reducing trailer weight allows vehicles to allocate more torque to move goods and materials, rather than the trailer itself.

J Sections as J Gutters for Commercial Vehicles

J sections, also known as J gutters, serve a specific purpose in commercial vehicles and camper vans. They facilitate the drainage of standing water from the vehicle’s roof, directing it to a specific location for disposal, preventing water from splashing

What are the benefits of aluminium J sections?

Aluminium’s Remarkable Lightness

Aluminium is exceptionally lightweight, weighing only a third of iron, steel, copper, or brass. This property simplifies handling and reduces shipping costs, making it a preferred choice in high-rise construction, vehicle design, and aerospace applications.

Durable and Corrosion-Resistant

Aluminium J sections boast resistance to corrosion, ensuring their durability over time. Aluminium’s natural protection from rust, thanks to its oxide surface film, can be further enhanced through anodization for added corrosion protection.

Economical and Environmentally Friendly

Aluminium is an economically viable metal, especially when larger quantities are required. It ranks among the most recyclable metals without degrading its quality compared to virgin aluminium.

Versatile Reflective Properties

Aluminium’s ability to reflect visible light and heat makes it an excellent choice for architectural insulation applications, where Aluminium J sections play a vital role.

High-quality j sections from 1st Choice Metals

1st Choice Metals supplies high-quality aluminium j sections for a wide range of different applications. We make it easy to buy aluminium online. All the aluminium that we stock can be ordered ‘Cut to Size’ via the website at highly competitive prices.

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