Another element worked by us at Kotar Metals is Aluminum. According to historical records, aluminum has been used since the time of Greek and Roman societies.
It has excellent corrosion resistance and is a highly malleable metal. Aluminum is also considered the most abundant metallic element on earth.
Its applications can be as diverse as possible and they can be found in some of the following:
- Household appliances;
- Electrical wiring;
- Civil construction (frames);
Aluminum alloys are used in manufacturing aircrafts in order to make them lighter. Aluminum also has 60% of the electrical conductivity of copper.
That difference is compensated by the cost, especially in the construction of high voltage power grids.
Where can it be found?
- Aluminum can be found in our daily lives in soda and beer cans;
- Bus flooring, roof tiles, sheet metal scraps, aerosol cans;
- Scraps generated in the machining process of parts;
- Pot lids, buckets and household products as mentioned at the beginning of this text;
- Gearboxes, engines and wheels for vehicles;
- Printing plates used at publishing companies for the manufacture of newspapers and magazines;
- Aluminum wheels offer a great advantage over steel wheels because they are far more resistant to corrosion;
- Window frames, doors, gates and demolition scraps.