The world is moving into a low carbon economy.
As we are witnessing the development of new business models, IT innovation, decentralized governance, and energy efficiency, Aluminium is playing a fundamental role to drive this transformation. Aluminium has a broad range of unique properties that contributes to building a new society based on low carbon products, lighter cars, energy efficient-buildings and recycling.
For instance; Transport is the single largest sector for aluminium products in Europe, absorbing almost 40% of industry output. Its lightweight characteristics reduce the weight of a range of vehicles from passenger aircraft to cars, increasing fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions.
Today, aluminium is the second most widely used metal in the world. This is because aluminium has a unique combination of attractive properties and effects that can be summarised as follows:
Light yet strong
Despite its relatively low weight, aluminium has a remarkable strength to weight ratio. As an alloy, aluminium offers similar performance to advanced steels and titanium.
5% of original enerfy consumption 75% of all aluminium produced still in use
Aluminium is not only light; it has a low melting point and is highly ductile. This makes it easy to work with, shape and join adding to its versatility.
Aluminium’s unique properties allow for significant energy savings in many applications; for example in vehicles and buildings. In addition, recycled aluminium is highly energy efficient, using only 5% of the energy of primary production.
Corrosion free & durable
Aluminium develops a natural oxide layer, protecting it against corrosion and making it virtually maintenance free. This makes aluminium the ideal material for packaging, building and vehicles and transport.
aluminium can be made hard, soft, stiff, bendable, smooth, temperature resistance etc. depending on the actual need, by developing tailor-made alloys
Aluminium can be rolled extremely thinly – less than 100th of a millimetre – while remaining completely impermeable to light, odour and contamination. This makes it the ideal material for packing food, pharmaceuticals and other sensitive products.
Presentation of Mechanical Properties in AluSelect
Illustration and Comparison of Yield Strength of every Wrought and Cast Alloys
TENSILE STRENGTH VS YIELD STRENGTH
Comparison of Tensile Strength vs Yield Strength
Creep Rupture Stress Information of Aluminium Alloys
Valuable information about fatigue properties of aluminium alloys