We live in an era of aluminium
Due to its
favourable properties, aluminium consumption increases by five percent a year;
this rate is the highest among metals. The suitability of aluminium for reuse
or recycling is superb, as it can be re-melted and reused with comparatively
modest losses. This enables aluminium to be ranked among the most
environmentally friendly alloys.
Approximately 48 million tons of raw aluminium are
produced globally each year, and some 20 million tons of secondary aluminium
are processed, according to estimates.
What gives aluminium the edge relative to other materials?
- Low specific weight, resulting in fuel savings in the transport industry through reduced vehicle, vessel, and aircraft dead weight...
- Resistance to atmospheric elements (aluminium products do not corrode, which reduces the upkeep costs).
- Excellent electric current conductivity (aluminium and its alloys are in fact the only practicable materials for application in high voltage electric power transmission).
- Specific mechanical properties are favourable for transformation and forming characteristics.
- Excellent compliance with health requirements.
- Reusability through recycling.
- Long useful life.