Reasons to Choose Aluminium

Why choose aluminium

The use of aluminium at the industrial level dates back to the year 1890, when Bayer devised the process of extracting it from the bauxite mineral. From this new conception the industrial production of aluminium developed, considered a ‘young’ metal, but at the same time, one of the most used in modern industry, thanks to the optimal combination of different properties that characterize it and distinguish it:

  • LIGHTNESS: aluminium has a low specific weight (2.7 KG dm3), which translates into a considerable advantage in industrial applications
  • FORMABILITY: the extruded / laminated product can be produced in a very wide range of shapes (standard and design profiles, extruded and drawn, etc.), depending on the various needs of the user
  • WORKABILITY: the excellent machinability (ie the ability to undergo machining with chip removal), allows an ease of processing of the same metal
  • PLASTICITY: the property of permanently deforming, which characterizes various aluminium alloys, facilitates its use even in complex applications
  • ELECTRIC AND THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY: this metal has an excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, qualities that make it relevant in the electronic field, in electrical applications and in all those that require heat dissipation
  • MECHANICAL RESISTANCE: the ability to withstand various types of static stress, is further accentuated through the heat treatments to which metal lends itself easily
  • RESISTANCE TO ATRMOSFERIC AND CORROSIVE AGENTS: thanks to the protective anodic oxidation surface treatment, easily applicable to the metal, the natural layer of protective oxide is increased. Through this treatment the metal does not corrode or deteriorate over time, therefore the aluminium construction elements resist for a long time, without requiring maintenance
  • PLEASANT EXTERNAL APPEARANCE: the multitude of surface treatments to which metal can be subjected, enhance its appearance and consequently its application in the creation of visible details
  • NON TOXICITY: Aluminium is a non-toxic metal and therefore widely used in the food industry
  • HIGH RECYCLABILITY: It can be recast infinitely, also involving limited energy consumption, safeguarding the environment

Aluminium is therefore the material of the future, as it is almost entirely recyclable and able to offer a variety of unique realizations.