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Aleris Corp. not only offers aluminum products but also ways to recycle them, its CFO explains.

Aluminum Plate and Sheet 101
Producing aluminum plate
Rolling begins with preheated sheet ingots that can weigh more than 20 tons. As the size of rolling mills has increased, so has the size of these ingots, but a typical ingot is approximately 6 feet wide, 20 feet long and more than 2 feet thick. The ingot is first heated to rolling temperature and fed into a breakdown mill, where it is rolled back and forth until the thickness has been reduced to just…

The airframe of a typical modern commercial transport aircraft is 80 percent aluminum by weight. Aluminum alloys are the overwhelming choice for the fuselage, wing, and supporting structures of commercial airliners and military cargo/transport aircraft. Structural components of current United States Navy aircraft are made of fabricated wrought aluminum (forged, machined and assembled parts). Attention is now focused toward aluminum casting technology, which offers lower manufacturing…

ARLINGTON, VA -- On May 1, the Chinese Ministry of Finance eliminated its 15 percent export duties on aluminum rods and bars (alloy and non-alloyed), and certain primary alloy
The Aluminum Association believes that the elimination of these export duties is inconsistent with China’s policy to discourage exports of energy-intensive products, a key element of the country’s “new normal” that puts emphasis on sustainable, quality growth…

What is an Aluminum Alloy
An aluminum alloy is a chemical composition where other elements are added to pure aluminum in order to enhance its properties, primarily to increase its strength. These other elements include iron, silicon, copper, magnesium, manganese and zinc at levels that combined may make up as much as 15 percent of the alloy by weight. Alloys are assigned a four-digit number, in…

Aluminum provides architecture, theme-matching and color flexibility advantages
The Empire State Building continues to demonstrate the usefulness and value of aluminum as a building construction material. In 1994, 5,460 windows in the historic building were replaced with aluminum frames. (The original steel frames had deteriorated, allowing for frosting, water and air leakage.) Through chemical analysis, the original paint color was matched and the restoration gained the…

How aluminum foil is made
Aluminum foil is produced by rolling aluminum slabs cast from molten aluminum in a rolling mill to the desired thickness. To maintain a constant thickness, a technician monitors the rolling mill sensors to ensure the pressure on the slab is correct. Sensors are able to tell the technician if the pressure is too great or not enough and then the technician can adjust the rollers to apply more or less pressure. It is then coiled and sent to…

Aluminum has been safely and effectively used in electrical applications in the United States for more than 100 years. It takes only one pound of aluminum to equal the current-carrying capacity of two pounds of copper making it an extremely attractive material for utilities, builders and others. Following are some basic FAQs on aluminum in the electrical sector as well as more detailed background material in…

From old to new
The secondary production process begins with extracting used aluminum from waste streams and getting it ready for recycling. Because of the energy savings benefits it provides, aluminum scrap is a most valuable commodity. Scrap segregated by chemical composition, or alloy, maintains the highest value while scrap containing a mix of alloys and other materials has the lowest. New technologies, such as Laser…

If you’re like many people, when you hear the word “aluminum”, you think of everyday convenience items that, while incredibly useful, don’t exactly convey a high-strength image. And it’s true – aluminum is a highly versatile metal – meaning it can be processed to be thin, lightweight, bendable and even crushable by human hands
What’s less well-understood is that aluminum can also be some of the…

Green Building Guideline Series
Aluminum’s unique properties and building applications
Aluminum building products and systems that contribute to credits for LEED® v4 certification
North American aluminum’s life cycle environmental performance ( Environmental Product Declarations )
The North American industry’s sustainability strategies, metrics and major achievements
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How A Guide to Green Building Development Was Developed
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Revolutionary Aluminum-Air Battery Travels 1,000 miles, Gas-Free
By now, most of you have heard about the big changes coming from the auto industry as carmakers move to military-grade aluminum alloys to achieve massive fuel efficiency gains . What’s gotten somewhat less attention is another major innovation coming from the aluminum industry that could move electric cars into the mainstream
To date, electric cars have achieved limited…

Reducing auto emissions while increasing safety
An automobile designed with 1 pound of aluminum extrusions instead of 2 pounds of steel will save 3.1 gallons of crude oil, and prevent 20 pounds of CO2 emissions over its lifetime. North American car manufacturers plan to increase the use of aluminum in cars and light trucks by over 40% from 2012 to 2025. Aluminum tailgate frames, engine mounts…

The story of aluminum’s history of use in the U.S. now stretches over 100 years. The start was a modest one, however. Because of the complexities of refining aluminum from ore, aluminum was considered more rare and precious than gold or silver through most of the 19th century. A pure form of the metal was first successfully extracted from ore in 1825 by Danish chemist Hans-Christian…

Novelis evercycle products, 100 percent recycled food containers, are an important step in the overall sustainability of the aluminum industry.

The Modern Metal That Made Human Flight Possible
From the top of the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower at the Udvar-Hazy Center –part of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - visitors have a 360-degree bird's-eye view of Washington Dulles International Airport. It’s a place to view aluminum in action: making human flight possible. The Udvar-Hazy Center, pictured left, is the sister center to its…

About the Congressional Aluminum Caucus
In August of 2013, Representatives Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Bill Johnson (R-OH) and Bill Owens (D-NY-Retired), formed the bipartisan Congressional Aluminum Caucus. Owens retired at the end of the 113th Congress. The Caucus serves as an excellent forum to raise awareness of the U.S. aluminum industry and every aspect of the metal’s production and use – from mining to…

Open-die forging
Ideal for processing large pieces of aluminum, open die presses do not constrain the aluminum billet during the forging process and utilize flat dies free of precut profiles and designs. Aluminum blocks weighing up to 200,000 pounds and 80 feet in length can be open-die forged to create large aluminum components with optimal structural integrity. While welding and joining techniques are useful in creating…

10 Ways Aluminum Makes Summer Better
As summer approaches, thoughts of ballparks, boat rides, camp fires, 4th of July festivities and barbecues immediately come to mind. Summertime means good food, relaxation and sunshine. What’s often forgotten is how vital our favorite metal is to making summer something special
Here are 10 ways aluminum is used throughout the summer
Baseball stadiums: Many modern baseball stadiums make major…