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.
Aluminium is ductile and has a low melting point and density.
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.
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