ALUMINUM - THE GREEN METAL
According to a research, 8% of the earth’s crust contains aluminum in the form of different minerals resulting into different kinds of
the metals which has limited availability in raw form.
ALUMINUM’S REMARKABLE PROPERTIESIt has material properties such as light weight, high strength and resistance to corrosion contribute to low environmental loading, being reused for the same purpose over and over again without losing its properties.
Aluminum has attractive properties that includes:
- Low weight.
- High strength.
- Superior malleability.
- Easy machining.
- Excellent corrosion resistance.
- Easy to mill, drill, cut, punch,
bend, weld, bond, tape...
Due to the fact that aluminum has a property to be reused several times without losing its key properties and quality deterioration,
this is why 75% of aluminum is still in use as compared to other raw materials.
Recycled Aluminum is produced with only 5% of the
original energy input, and only few percent of metal is lost in
corresponds to about 25% of the world’s
EXTRUSIONThe method used to produce metal profiles, primarily those made of aluminum. Copper, brass and magnesium can also be extruded, but with greater difficulty.
HEAT-TREATABLE ALLOYA type of alloy that acquires its strength through precipitation-hardening
(heat-treatment) and which is used for profiles. Alloys that are not heat-treated acquire their strength through increased additives or cold-rolling and are used primarily for sheeting, strip and foil.
HOMOGENIZINGIs a heat treatment that distributes the alloy elements evenly in the material.
BILLETSTo produce profiles, the smelter plant casts the aluminum alloy to form round billets whose diameter is adapted to each press, and in lengths of six to seven