Demand for aluminium products has doubled since 2000
Aluminium is a silvery-white metal, the 13 element in the periodic table. One surprising fact about aluminium is that it's the most widespread metal on Earth, making up more than 8% of the Earth's core mass. It's also the third most common chemical element on our planet after oxygen and silicon
Light, durable, malleable and corrosion-resistant: these are the qualities that make aluminium one of the key engineering materials of our time. We can find aluminium in the homes we live in, in the automobiles we drive, in the trains and aeroplanes that take us across long distances, in themobile phones and computers we use on a daily basis, in the shelves inside our fridges and in modern interior designs.
1 | Demand Increase
Demand for aluminium products has doubled since 2000.
2 | Reduced smelting energy
Global average aluminium smelting energy intensity was reduced by 6% between 2006 and 2014.
3 | Processing
The beneficial properties of aluminium include its low density, strength, ductility and corrosion resistance.