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APEL: “The Plane Story”

A peek 'behind the curtain" at APEL Extrusions.... ABOUT APEL APEL Extrusions is North America’s leading independent aluminum extruder and finisher. With 45+ years of experience, APEL is a leading North American extrusion company with a commitment to continued investment in new equipment and capabilities to meet the current and future demands of the markets we serve.

APEL’S Anodizing Process

Anodizing refers to the electrochemical process that changes the surface of the metal into a corrosion-resistant, durable, and aesthetically pleasing anodic-oxide finish. This is not a process that happens before other finishing – an anodized material’s surface is fully integrated into the aluminum substrate and cannot be chipped off or removed. Apel’s state-of-the-art semi-automated anodizing line ensures 100% environmental compliance of all finishing processes. Capable of producing clear, champagne, bronze, and black finishes in up to 24-foot 3-inch lengths meeting [...]

My Apel Experience – Meet John Finney

After spending most of his life in the aluminum extrusion business, Apel's John Finney, Sales Manager in Calgary, Alberta, Canada takes a sincere look at his journey and shares his hopes for the future of his beloved Apel Extrusions.

APEL I-Strut Uses & Process

APEL offers custom thermal break components that are capable of utilizing a broad range of insulting profiles with exceptional structural performance. The use of an engineered polyamide strut between inside and outside aluminum profiles of various widths provides our customers with multiple system configurations. Our process consists of three standard steps: • Knurling the aluminum profiles • Insertion of a polyamide strut • Rolling of the aluminum profiles to the polyamide creating a precisely fit structural assembly Utilizing both existing [...]

APEL’S Wet & Powder Coatings Capabilities

Welcome to Apel’s wet & powder coatings capabilities. Our upgraded equipment includes a pre-treat tunnel for our paint line which allows us to deliver the best possible painted and powder coating services on the West Coast. An approved applicator of both Valspar/Sherwin Williams and PPG paints, Apel Calgary houses a horizontal electrostatic paint line capable of finishing up to 24’3” lengths in both wet and powder-paint coatings. APEL’s chromate pre-treatment process meets or exceeds AAMA requirements with end products supplied [...]

Apel’s Aluminum Extrusion Process

Aluminum as a material of choice is broadly used in many different applications. Apel’s aluminum is extruded in a highly controlled process, thorough the use of precise temperatures, pressures, and speeds to transform workable alloys that have been pushed through a die to produce your choice of hollow, semi-hollow, or solid shapes with high levels of accuracy and quality. With over 45 years of experience and one of the most modern fleets of presses in North America, Apel’s strategic locations [...]

We Are APEL

Welcome to APEL. A customer-oriented aluminum extruder with over 45 years of experience. With locations in Calgary, Alberta Canada, Coburg, Oregon USA and a new facility coming soon – Apel extrusions is North America’s leading independent aluminum extruder and finisher. Known for affordable, high-quality products with “industry best” short lead times, Apel provides solutions in aluminum extrusions, painting, anodizing, fabrication, and thermal break. Proud to accommodate many industries including building and construction, transportation, electrical, solar, consumer durables, and more – [...]