Aluminium: The Green Metal
Aluminium is the second most widely used metal in the world after Iron. This is owing to its unique properties such as low weight, high strength, superior malleability, easy achining, excellent corrosion resistance, and good thermal and electrical conductivity. Aluminium is also very easy to recycle.
- Do you know?
- Aluminium is infinitely recyclable. In fact, nearly 75% of all Aluminium ever produced is still in use today.
Aluminium: The metal of the future
When you choose aluminum from Vimsar, it's strong, light, durable and climate efficient, making you part of a smarter and more sustainable future. Our climate strategy is to cut CO2 our emissions 30% by 2030. Our aluminum can help you meet your goals, too.
- Aluminum’s superior properties in pliability, light weight and strength make it the perfect material for almost any challenge, big or small.
Aluminium: A part of your everyday life
Aluminum is everywhere. As a lightweight, recyclable and highly versatile material, its areas of application are almost endless and it plays a big role in everyday life.
Endless possibilities with aluminum
- It’s impossible to list all the uses for aluminum in our everyday life. Buildings, boats, planes and cars, household appliances, packaging, computers, cellphones, containers for food and beverages – all of them benefit from aluminum’s superior properties when it comes to design, sustainability, corrosion resistance and lightweight strength. But one thing is certain: We will be in the driver’s seat when it comes to developing ever better production methods and innovative solutions.
Aluminum in buildings
- Buildings represent 40% of the world’s energy demand, so there’s a great potential for saving energy. Using aluminum as a construction material is an important means to make buildings that don't merely save energy, but actually produce energy.
Aluminum in transportation
- Transport is another source of energy consumption, and planes, trains, boats and automobiles account for about 20% of the world’s energy demand. A key factor in a vehicle’s energy use is its weight. Compared to steel, aluminum can reduce the weight of a vehicle by 40%, without compromising strength.
Aluminum in packaging
- About 20% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions come from food production. Add to the picture that it is estimated that one-third of all food in Europe goes to waste, and it becomes clear that efficient food and beverage preservation, such as by using aluminum, plays an important role in creating a more viable world.
- As you can see, aluminum, with its almost endless areas of use, truly is the material of the future.
Aluminium Extrusion Process
Facts about aluminium
Aluminum is abundant
- Aluminum is the third most abundant element in the earth’s crust, after oxygen and silicon.
Aluminum is lightweight
- A piece in aluminum weighs only one-third of one in steel (2.7 g/cm3).
Aluminum keeps food fresh
- Aluminum foil reflects both heat and light and is completely impermeable, which means no taste, aroma or light gets in or out.
Aluminum is easy to form
- Aluminum is very ductile, and it may be shaped into everything from bicycle frames and boat hulls to computer cases and kitchen utensils. It’s easy to process in both cold and hot condition, and we can also create different alloys.
Aluminum is low-maintenance
- Aluminum reacts with the oxygen in the air, forming a protective oxide coating that makes it corrosion resistant. This means less maintenance and replacements compared to metals like iron or steel.
Aluminum is infinitely recyclable
- Few materials are as easily recycled as aluminum. It requires only 5% of the original production energy to recycle aluminum, and none of aluminum's material properties are lost in the recycling process.