ALUMINIUM - A VERSATILE MATERIAL

Aluminium is a fantastic material. It has many applications and can be recycled again and again - with minimal environmental impact.

Aluminium is the most common metal in the earth's crust and the third most common element. It is a versatile material that can be used to make everything from drink cans to cars, boats and aircraft.

One of the most important characteristics of aluminium is that it is very well suited for recycling. In fact, aluminium can be recycled an infinite number of times while retaining high quality.

A major advantage of the recycling of aluminium is that it contributes to reducing the total environmental impact. Recycling aluminium raw material requires only about 5 per cent of the energy required to produce new aluminum from the virgin raw material bauxite.

Here are the other properties that make aluminium a material with a wide range of applications:

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to join
  • Easy to shape
  • Heat conductive
  • High strength
  • Electrically conductive
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Sealed and non-toxic material

Read more about aluminium on Svenskt Aluminium’s website.

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