Aluminium or aluminum is a chemical element with symbol Al. The world’s first aluminium bar was displayed at Paris World’s Fair in 1855 which weighed 1 kg. At that time its price was similar to gold, so aluminium became popular in jewellery.
Nowadays the usage of aluminium and its alloys are widely used due to their advantageous characteristics.
The typical alloying elements are Cu, Mg, Si Ni, Mn .
- Dural alloys (Al-Cu)
- Hidronalium alloys (Al-Mg)
- Silumin alloys(Al-Si)
The major uses for aluminium are in:
- Aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, transportation
- Building and construction
- Food packaging
- Paint Coatings
- Metallurgy alloying elements
- Chemical industry
For the types of aluminium we collect see; „ Scrap metal categories„