Aluminum is a vital material in the creation of high quality architecture and infrastructure; it can form a key component in the creation of a sustainable future.
Lightweight, Strong and Long-Lasting
Aluminium is a lightweight, high strength material that is used in virtually every facet of modern construction industry from patio doors in homes to curtain walling on the tallest skyscapers. The lifespan of aluminium products is measured in decades rather than years.
Highly Corrosion Resistant
Aluminium is very durable and highly resistant to rush/corrosion caused by modern industrial pollutants and requires little long term maintenance.
Because of the unique properties it is incredibly formable and can be bent into inumerable architectural designs.
Aluminium is the third most abundant material on earth after oxygen and silicaon, making up 8% of the earths' crust. The current reserves are estimated to last for at least 400 years without factoring in recycled aluminium. Because aluminium is endlessly recyclable these reserves become in effect inexhaustible.
Recyclable and Sustainable
Aluminium is arguably the most sustainable building material in the world and is also highly recyclable. The recycling process creates high quality aluminium which loses none of the physical properties of primary aluminium and also uses just 5% of the energy it takes to create primary aluminium. This is why aluminium is generally regarded as the worlds most sustainable building material.
Recyling is a major aspect of continued aluminium use as more than a third of all the aluminium currently produced globally originates from recycled matal. Of the estimated total of over 700 million tonnes of aluminium produced in the world since commercial manufacture began in the 1880's about three quarters of the total is still in productive use with credit, at least in part, to the recycling industry.