Aluminium sheets: market growth
Over the years, the demand for aluminium sheets has increased steadily. Their multiple properties such as durability and corrosion resistance have made them requested by various markets such as automotive, construction and packaging.
Aluminium sheets in the construction sector
Growing urbanization and migration towards redeveloped places have favored the use of aluminium sheets in the construction sector. In recent years, in fact, the construction market has been mainly responsible for the expansion of the aluminum industry. Aluminum sheets are mainly used for the external facades of buildings and are usually pre-painted or anodized to improve their appearance and durability.
At the basis of their request there is also the strong expansion of sustainable and energy-efficient buildings, which increasingly focuses on lightweight and above all recyclable products. According to the latest trends, in fact, with the ever-increasing importance of the topic of sustainability, in the period 2023-2033, green materials will be increasingly sought after.
Aluminium sheets in the automotive sector
The growing automotive market is another large consumer of aluminium sheets and plates. Thanks to their high resistance, they are mainly used in the production of bodywork and engine blocks. Furthermore, aluminium is a particularly requested material for some components of electric vehicles, the market for which doesn’t seem to be stopping.
In particular, being an excellent thermal conductor, it’s used:
- for battery enclosures. By helping to dissipate the heat generated by the battery, aluminium reduces the risk of overheating and prolongs its shelf-life.
- for the chassis of the machines. Being a rigid and resistant material, aluminium helps to reduce the weight, improve the maneuverability and the performance of the chassis.
Aluminium sheets in the packaging sector
The sheets, if worked to the point of becoming extremely thin – we are therefore talking about aluminum foils – are also used in the packaging sector to make food containers and rolls and beverage cans. Aluminium is particularly sought after in this field as it provides a barrier against light and oxygen helping to preserve the quality and freshness of the food product.
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