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Aluminium

We live in the aluminium era

Its good properties have resulted in a continuous 5 % annual rise in consumption of aluminium, exceeding all other metals. Remelted and reused with relatively minimal losses, the metal provides us with excellent reuse and recycling opportunities, placing it among the most environmentally friendly alloys.

About 48 million tonnes of primary aluminium are manufactured per year and about 20 million tonnes of secondary aluminium are subject to reprocessing all over the world.

What puts aluminium way ahead of other materials?

  • Lower specific weight that brings about savings in the transport industry by reducing the weight of vehicles, vessels, aircraft, etc.
  • Resistance to atmospheric effects (the fact that aluminium products do not rust reduces renewal expenses).
  • Excellent conductivity (aluminium and its alloys constitute the only material that can be applied to the transmission of high voltage electricity).
  • Specific mechanic properties facilitate relatively good formability.
  • It poses no health hazard.
  • It can be reused by means of recycling.
  • Long service life.