Aluminum- A Precious Metal for your Home

A little science and chemistry…
Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust, and the third most abundant element, after oxygen and silicon. It makes up about 8% by weight of the Earth’s solid surface. Aluminum is remarkable for the metal’s low density and for its ability to resist corrosion. Structural components made from aluminum and its alloys are vital to the aerospace industry and are very important in other areas of transportation and building.

600px-Aluminium-4 Today, aluminum and aluminum alloys are used in a wide variety of products: cans, foils and kitchen utensils, as well as parts of airplanes, rockets and other items that require a strong, light material. It can be deposited on the surface of glass to make mirrors, where a thin layer of aluminum oxide quickly forms that acts as a protective coating. Aluminum oxide is also used to make synthetic rubies and sapphires for lasers.

Aluminum is 100% recyclable without any loss of its natural qualities. Recovery of the metal via recycling has become an important facet of the aluminum industry.

Aluminum decking, railing and fencing advantages.Aluminum’s Material Advantages

  • Corrosion-Resistant
  • Cryogenically Strong
  • Durable
  • High Strength-to-Weight Ratio
  • Lightweight
  • Noncombustible
  • Nonmagnetic
  • Nonsparking
  • Nontoxic
  • Precision Tolerances
  • Recyclable
  • Resilient
  • Strong
  • Sustainable