Aluminum Alloy

MEA only uses secondary (recycled) billet in our extrusion process. This enables us to provide the best price to our customers, as well as giving them the LEED compliance that many of our customers require.  With our many years of experience running secondary billet, MEA has been able to achieve the same aesthetics as prime billet for the customer base that we serve. MEA sources multiple companies located in North America to supply our billet, in order to maintain the best quality of product and to ensure that we always have surplus inventory to meet customer demands.

MEA’s billet suppliers are compliant under the guidelines of USGBC – LEED. The current recycled content of our billet is:

  • 10% Post Consumer Scrap
  • 60% Post Industrial Scrap
  • 30% Primary Aluminum

Below are some charts of the alloys and temper that we supply, in addition to their typical properties:

6063 Alloy Description:

Temper MEA Usage Finish Typ. Price Range Typical Application Min. Ultimate Tensile Min. Yield Tensile

Min. Elongation


Low Better Medium Bendable / Formable 16-17  ksi 8-9 ksi 12%


Low Better Medium Bendable / Formable 18-19  ksi 9-10 ksi



High Better Low Bendable/General Purpose 21-22 ksi 15-16 ksi


T6 Highest Better Low General Purpose with good strength 30 ksi 25 ksi


6105 Alloy Description:


Low Good Medium Bendable w/strength over time 25 ksi 15 ksi 16%
T5 High Good Medium High Strength 38 ksi 35 ksi


6061 Alloy Description:


Low Bad High Bendable w/strength over time 26 ksi 14 ksi 16%
T6 Low Bad High High Strength 38 ksi 35 ksi


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    205 Watts Road
    PO Box 1109
    Jackson, MI 49203

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