Lightweight, strong and long-lasting
Aluminium is a very light metal with a specific weight of 27 g/cm3, about a third that of steel. Its strength can be adapted to the application required by modifying the composition of its alloys.
Highly corrosion resistant
Aluminium naturally generates a protective oxide coating and is highly corrosion resistant. Different types of surface treatment can further improve this property. It is particularly useful for products where protection and conservation are required.
Excellent heat and electricity conductor
Aluminium is an excellent heat and electricity conductor and in relation to its weight is almost twice as good a conductor as copper.
Good reflective properties
Aluminium is a good reflector of visible light as well as heat and that, together with its low weight, makes it an ideal material for reflectors in, for example, light fittings or rescue blankets.
Aluminium is ductile and has a low melting point and density.
Completely impermeable and odourless
Aluminium, even when it is rolled to only 0.007 mm thickness, is still completely impermeable and lets neither light, aroma, nor taste substances transfer.
Aluminium can be recycled again and again without loss of quality. The re-melting of aluminium requires little energy; it saves up to 95% of the energy required for primary aluminium production.
Versatile in its ability to accept different surface finishes, for example, anodising and powder coating.