We live in the Aluminium Era
good properties have resulted in a continuous 5 % annual consumption rise, exceeding all other metals. Remelted and reused with relatively
minimum losses, this metal provides excellent reuse and recycling
opportunities making it one of the most environmentaly friendly materials.
million tonnes of primary aluminium are manufactured per year and about 20
million tonnes of secondary aluminium are reprocessed all over the
Which features place aluminium way ahead of other materials?
specific weight bringing savings in the transport industry by reducing
the weight of vehicles, vessels, aircraft, etc.
to atmospheric effects (as aluminium products do not rust, maintenance costs are reduced).
conductivity (aluminium and its alloys constitute the sole material that can be
applied for transmission of high voltage electricity).
mechanic properties facilitate relatively good formability.
poses no health hazard.
can be reused by means of recycling.