Aluminum production in Italy and in the world

Before to speech about aluminum production in Europe or Italy, in particular; it’s better to have clear ideas about production at global levels. China is the world’s leading producer of aluminum, as well as zinc, lead and tin. Followed by Russia and India even if the gap from the first place is quite significant: China, in fact, produces 37 million tons a year while Russia and India only about 3.6 million a year. (more…)

Which are the main aluminium producing countries in the world?

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The main aluminium producing countries in the world are China, India and Russia. The growing production of aluminum –  foils, sheets, plates – in these territories has depended and still depends today on the strong demand of some specific sectors including that of transport, electronics, automotive and construction. In particular, China’s production of aluminium has surged from around 16 million metric tonnes in 2010 to a whopping 36 million metric tonnes 2019, thanks to the growth of these last two markets. (more…)

Aluminum foil tape: use and application

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Aluminum foil tapes are often used to seal, repair, insulate and protect the joints of fiberglass or aluminum backed duct board. Thanks to the union of aluminum, a highly flexible material, with the adhesive tape, resistant to atmospheric agents, the aluminum foil tape is a particularly versatile product that can be used in several industrial fields, from production to construction.

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Aluminum coil market

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According to the latest data published online, in the current year, the prospects for the aluminum coil market continue to be good overall, despite the ongoing pandemic, continuing political uncertainty, such as U.S. tariffs on aluminum imports, Brexit, and the concern that China, as the world’s leading producer of semi-finished and finished aluminum products, might expand its exports into European markets. In fact, according to the latest report published by Mordor Intelligence, the global aluminum market is projected to register a CAGR of over 4% during the period 2021-2026. (more…)

Aluminium Properties

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When we talk about aluminium properties, we mean all the intrinsic properties of this material. First of all, we have to underline that aluminium is versatile and flexible: it can be easily forged and reworked into a number of shapes  – sheets, strips, coil -. Having said that, we have to remember that it is the third most abundant element and metal of the Earth’s crust. Thanks to its abundance and characteristics, it has an excellent quality / price ratio. (more…)

Aluminium recycling and circular economy

Thanks to its characteristics, aluminium can be defined as the most circular material: it can be recycled without losing its original properties and can be easily used in a lot of sectors including automotive, transport, building, packaging and renewable energies. For this reason, the European Aluminium hypothesizes a 40 percent growth in demand for aluminium between 2019 and 2050. (more…)

Semi rigid Packaging: materials and examples

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Semi rigid packaging combines the benefits of rigid packaging with some of the advantages of flexibles. Aluminium is one of the most versatile materials used in this field thanks to its properties: barrier effect, impermeability, good mechanical properties. (more…)

Aluminium Alloys

Aluminium alloys consist of aluminium and another or more elements, most commonly copper, silicon, manganese and magnesium that improve the properties of this metal. Aluminium alloys, known as light alloys, are characterized by the following features: (more…)