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Aluminium is the most abundant mineral on Earth behind oxygen and silicon, making it the most abundant metal naturally found on the planet.

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Aluminium is the most abundant mineral on Earth behind oxygen and silicon, making it the most abundant metal naturally found on the planet, and the second-most used metal globally, behind only iron. It is largely used as an alloy, even if the aluminium content is as high as 99%.

Aluminum is lightweight, durable, malleable and corrosion-resistant. Aluminum is widely used for components in the aerospace, transportation and construction industries.

Uses of Aluminium:

Power Lines
High-rise Buildings
Window Frames
Consumer Electronics
Household and Industrial Appliances
Aircraft, Ship and Train Components

Physically, chemically and mechanically, aluminum is a metal similar to steel, brass, copper, zinc, lead and titanium. It can be melted, cast, formed and machined in a similar way to other metals and conducts electric currents. Aluminium is one of the lightest metals in the world being three times lighter than iron but also strong, extremely flexible and corrosion resistant.

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Aluminium Properties

Aluminium been called the 'magical' metal or the 'miraculous' metal because of its chemical and physical properties, as well as for the broad range of mechanical characteristics that can be achieved with modern aluminium alloys.
    Light Weight

    Aluminum is a very light metal with a specific weight of 2.7 g/cm3, about a third of that of steel. This cuts the costs of manufacturing with aluminum. Aluminiums use in vehicles reduces weight and energy consumption while increasing load capacity. This also reduces noise and improves comfort levels.

    Corrosion Resistance

    Aluminum naturally generates a protective thin oxide coating which keeps the metal from making further contact with the environment. It is particularly useful for applications where it is exposed to corroding agents, as in kitchen cabinets and in vehicles.

    Electrical and Thermal Conductivity

    Aluminum is an excellent heat and electricity conductor. In relation to its weight it is almost twice as good a conductor as copper. This has made aluminum the first choice for major power transmission lines. It is also a superb heat sink for many applications that require heat to be drained away rapidly, such as in computer motherboards and LED lights.

    Reflectivity

    Aluminum is a good reflector of visible light and heat. With its light weight alaminium is an ideal material for reflectors such as light fittings or rescue blankets. Roofs made of coated aluminum are invaluable in reducing internal solar heat within a house, by reflecting up to 95% of sunlight.

    Ductility

    Aluminum has alow melting point and is dense. Its ductility allows aluminum products to be formed close to the end of the product’s design. Sheets, foil, geometrical configurations, tubes, rods and wires can be all crafted from aluminium.

    Strength at Low Temperatures

    In contrast to steel, which rapidly becomes brittle at low temperatures, aluminum shows increased tensile strength as temperatures drop.

 

Aluminum is 100% recyclable and recycled aluminum is identical to the original product. This makes it a much more cost-effective source material for production runs. The re-melting of aluminum requires little energy: only about 5% of the energy required to produce the primary metal initially is needed in the recycling process

Other Base Metal Types

Steel

Steel is an important commodity because it is extremely strong and relatively low cost, making it suitable for industrial uses in construction, infrastructure and manufacturing.

Copper

The applications of copper make it a sought-after metal by a large number of industries. Its wide range of uses makes it a popular commodity to buy and trade. It’s an efficient conductor of heat and electricity.

Aluminium

Aluminium is the most abundant mineral on Earth behind oxygen and silicon, making it the most abundant metal naturally found on the planet, and the second-most used metal globally, behind only iron.

Iron

Cast iron is highly favoured for its ability to be easily cast into complex shapes when molten and for its low cost. Cast Iron properties can be easily altered by adjusting the composition and cooling rate without significant changes to production methods.

Nickel

Nickel is one of the most versatile metals found on earth and is one of many resources that allows us to live and prosper in a the modern world.

Global Trading Can Help You Purchase Base Metals

At Global Trading we can help you source the base metal your require. We will explain the process and address any questions that you might have. Please contact us at any time or message us via WhatsApp or Skype