Aluminium

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The Importance of Aluminium

Aluminium sits at the start of long value chains which generate products and materials that are essential contributors to global transition to a low carbon circular economy. By combining aluminium with different alloying elements, a wide range of properties can be obtained (lightness, conductivity, formability, durability, permeability, and multiple recyclability). Thanks to these unique properties,
aluminium helps other sectors to achieve their own targets for CO₂ emissions reduction, in particular the transport sector.

Aluminium is a permanent material, which means that the metal we produce today does not just meet the current demand for the material in cars, packaging, buildings, and more – but over time accumulates to create a major economic resource for the future. Once aluminium has been produced it is meant to stay in use as long as possible and be recycled infinitely.

Key uses include transport, and especially the automotive sector, where aluminium is used for components such as wheels, chassis. transmissions, but also increasingly for car bodies and battery cases. Other sectors in which there is huge demand include construction (facades, windows, doors, etc.. and packaging, where aluminium is increasingly used for fully recyclable beverage cans, as well as in a wide range of foil applications. It is a perfect barrier for keeping foodstuff and drinks fresh and safe, and thus helps to prevent food waste.

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