|Minimum Order Quantity||25000 Kilogram|
|Element Category||Post-transition metal|
|Melting Point||1220.58 deg F (660.32 deg C)|
|Boiling Point||4566 deg F (2519 deg C)|
Aluminum (also known as aluminium) is the most abundant metal element in the earth's crust. And it's a good thing, too, because we use a lot of it. About 41 million tons are smelted each year and employed in a wide arrange of applications. From auto bodies to cans, and from electrical cables to aircraft skins, aluminum is a very big part of our everyday lives.¿¿¿ Characteristics:
- Aluminum is a lightweight, highly conductive, reflective and non-toxic metal that can be easily machined. The metal's durability and numerous advantageous properties make it an ideal material for many industrial applications.
- Aluminum's applications are too numerous to list, and because of the metal's special properties researchers are finding new applications on a regular basis.
- Generally speaking, aluminum and its many alloys are used in three major industries; transportation, packaging, and construction.
- Aluminum, in a variety of forms and alloys, is critical to the structural components (frames and bodies) of aircraft, automobiles, trains, and boats. As much as 70% of some commercial aircraft consist of aluminum alloys (measured by weight). Whether the part requires stress or corrosion resistance, or tolerance to high temperatures, the type of alloy used is dependent upon the requirements of each component part.
- About 20% of all aluminum produced is used in packaging materials. Aluminum foil is a suitable packaging material for food because of it is non-toxic, whereas it is also a suitable sealant for chemical products because of its low reactivity and is impermeable to light, water, and oxygen. In the US alone, about 100 billion aluminum cans are shipped every year. Over half of these are eventually recycled.
- Because of its durability and resistance to corrosion, about 15% of aluminum produced each year is used in construction applications. This includes windows and door frames, roofing, siding, and structural framing, as well as gutters, shutters and garage doors.
- Aluminum's electrical conductivity also allows it to be employed in long distance conductor lines. Reinforced with steel, aluminum alloys are more cost-efficient than copper and reduce sagging due to their light weight.
- Other applications for aluminum include shells and heat sinks for consumer electronics, street lighting poles, oil rig top-structures, aluminum coated windows, cooking utensils, baseball bats, and reflective safety devices.