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Aluminium Alloys: Cross-Reference Table of Designation Standards

There is a lot of different aluminium alloys as well as designation standards that are used depending on countries, company's traditions and engineering practices. In order to simplify the communication process we've gathered the most popular aluminium grades and alloys and indicated how they cross reference with each other.

Aluminium alloys: cross-reference

DIN (Germany)ENISOANSI/AA (USA)BS (Great Britain)AFNOR (France)UNE (Spain)UNSJIS (Japan)CSA (Canada)SIS (Sweden)
3.0255EN AW-1050AAl99,5AA1050A1BA5.L-3051A91050A1050995(2S)4007
3.0275EN AW-1070AAl99,7AA1070A2L 48A7L-3071A91070A107099704005
3.0285EN AW-1080AAl99,8AA1080A1AA8L-3081A91080A108099804004
3.0385EN AW–1199.AA1199   A91199A1199  
3.0205EN AW-1200Al99AA12001CA4L-3001A91200A1200990(2S)4010
3.1645EN AW-2007AlCu4PbMgMnAA2007  L-3121A92007A2007 4355
3.1655EN AW-2011Al-Cu6BiPbAA2011FC 1A-U5PbBiL-3192A92011A2011CB60(28S)4338
3.1255EN AW-2014Al-Cu4SiMgAA2014H 15A-U4SGL-3130A92014A2014CS4IN 
3.1325EN AW-2017AAl-Cu4MgAA2017AH14A-U4GL-3120A92017A2017CM41(17S)GA631
3.1355EN AW-2024Al-Cu4Mg1AA2024L97/L98A-U4G1L-3140A92024A2024CGA2(24S)5
3.1305EN AW-2117Al-Cu2MgAA2117L86A-U2GL-3180A92117A2117CG30 
3.0517EN AW-3003Al-Mn1CuAA3003 A-M1L-3810A93003A3003MC10 
3.0526EN AW-3004AlMn1Mg1AA3004 A-M1GL-3820A93004A3004D35GA/6511
3.0525EN AW-3005AlMn1Mg0,5AA3005 A-MG0,5 A93005A3005  
3.0515EN AW-3103Al-Mn1AA3103N3 L-3811A93103A3103 4067
3.0505EN AW-3105AlMn0,5Mg0,5AA3105N31  A93105A3105  
3.3315EN AW-5005AAl-Mg1AA5005AN41A-G0,6L-3350A95005A5005B57S4106
3.3527EN AW-5049AlMg2Mn0,8AA5049 A-G2,5MC A95049A5049  
3.3316EN AW-5050BAl-Mg1,5AA5050B3L 44A-G1,5L-3380A95050 A57S 
3.3523EN AW-5052Al-Mg2,5AA5052L80/L81A-G2,5CL-3360A95052A5052GR20(57S)4120
3.3355EN AW-5056AAl-Mg5AA5056AN6/2L58A-G5L-3320A95056A5056GM50R(56S)4146
3.3345EN AW-5082Al-Mg4AA5082 A-G4,5 A95082A5082  
3.3547EN AW-5083Al-Mg4,5MnAA5083N8A-G4,5MCL-3321A95083A5083GM4I(D54S)4140
3.3545EN AW-5086AlMg4AA5086 A-G4MCL-3382A95086 GM40 
3.3525EN AW-5251Al-Mg2AA5251N4A-G2ML-3361A95251   
3.3537EN AW-5454Al-Mg3MnAA5454 A-G2,5MCL-3391A95454  4130
3.3535EN AW-5754Al-Mg3AA5754 A-G3ML-3390A95754  4130
3.321EN AW-6005A(Al-SiMg)AA6005A A-SG0,5L-3454A96005A6005  
3.0615EN AW-6012AlMgSiPbAA6012 A-SGPbL-3452A96012   
3.3206EN AW-6060Al-MgSiAA6060H9AGSL-3442A96060  4140
3.3211EN AW-6061Al-Mg1SiCuAA6061H20A-GSUCL-3420A96061A6061GS11N 
3.2315EN AW-6082Al-Si1MgAA6082H30A-SGM0,7L-3453A96082  4212
3.4335EN AW-7020Al-Zn4,5Mg1AA7020H17A-Z5GL-3741A97020  4425
3.4345EN AW-7022AlZn5Mg3CuAA7022 A-Z4GU A97022   
3.4365EN AW7075Al-Zn6MgCuAA70752L95A-Z5GUL-3710A97075A7075ZG62 

Differences between designation standards

DIN (Germany)

DIN stands for Deutsches Institut für Normung eV (German Institute for Standardization). This standard uses the letters DIN, followed by alphanumeric codes or figures representing chemical composition, for designation of aluminium and aluminum alloys.

EN (Europe)

EN stands for European Norms, this standard was mandated by the European Economic Community with the aim of standardizing the common language in Europe. EN was created to replace national standards like BS (Great Britain), UNI (Italy), DIN (German), AFNOR (France) and others, however, these listed standards are accepted and used by most countries. For aluminum, this standard’s designation involves the prefix EN AW (wrought alloys) and AC (cast alloys), followed by four digits, with the first digit representing the parent alloying element.


The International Organization for Standardization uses chemical composition for the designation of aluminium alloys. The naming system uses the letters Al as prefix, followed by the chemical composition of the alloy.


AA stands for Aluminum Association and is specific for aluminum. It is a basis for aluminum standards and designations worldwide. It is designated by the prefix AA, followed by four numeric digits. What the numeric digits represent are given as follows:

  • first digit: principal alloying constituent(s)
  • second and third digits: specific alloy designation (number has no significance but is unique); 
  • fourth digit: Casting (0) or ingot (1, 2) designation.

BS (Great Britain)

BS stands for British Standards; these standards are developed by the British standard institute. This standard uses alphanumeric characters to designate steel alloys. The alphabet in the designation represents the main alloying element, and the figures represent the weight percent of the main alloying element.

AFNOR (France)

AFNOR Stands for Association Française de Normalisation, which means French Standardization in English. AFNOR is a French organization for standardization. Aluminum alloys are named using an alphanumeric system in which the first letter, A, designates the name of the element, and the ensuing letters and numbers designate the alloying elements and their percentages.

UNE (Spain)

UNE stands for Asociación Española de Normalización, which means Spanish organization for standardization. The UNE system of naming aluminum is similar to ANSI/AA system. The alloys are designated by a single letter prefix, followed by a four digit number specifying chemical composition.


UNS stands for Unified Numbering System, it is a unified identification for metals and alloys of metals popular in the United States. It consists of a single-letter prefix followed by five digits representing a materials composition. In most cases the letter is suggestive of the family of metals identified. For aluminium, the prefix letter is A – for aluminum.

JIS (Japan)

JIS stands for Japanese Industrial Standards, and are developed by the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC) in Tokyo. The specifications for designating aluminum alloys are very similar to the ANSI/AA system. They begin with the prefix JIS, followed by letter A which denotes the area of division, followed by four digits that represents the composition of the material.

CSA (Canada)

CSA stands for Canadian standards association. The CSA system of naming aluminum alloys employs alphanumeric codes which depict the composition and class of the alloys.

SIS (Sweden)

SIS stands for Swedish Institute of Standards, the official standards organisation in Sweden. This system names Aluminium alloys using a four-digit numbering system that describes the main alloying element and its composition.