The agreement is designed to support customers and make easier their replacement of copper tubing with aluminium in heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning applications.

Norsk said the shift from copper to aluminium is increasing in the air conditioning and refrigeration fields, partly due to the substantial price difference between the metals.

The idea behind the agreement is to help customers in their move from copper to aluminium in their heat transfer applications. Hydro will supply precision-drawn aluminium tubes while Konveyör is a specialist in capillary tubing and can handle fabrication work like bending, beading, swaging and brazing.

Konveyör, headquartered in Istanbul, is a specialist within tube assemblies based on brazed material, such as manifolds and distributors. The company has six production sites in Turkey, supplying appliance manufacturers and other customers in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.