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Aluminium a part of your everyday life

Aluminium is everywhere. As a lightweight, recyclable and highly versatile material, its areas of application are almost endless and it plays a big role in everyday life.

Someone using an aluminium smartphone and laptop

Endless possibilities with aluminium

It’s impossible to list all the uses for aluminium in our everyday life. Buildings, boats, planes and cars, household appliances, packaging, computers, cellphones, containers for food and beverages – all of them benefit from aluminium’s superior properties when it comes to design, sustainability, corrosion resistance and lightweight strength. But one thing is certain: We will be in the driver’s seat when it comes to developing ever better production methods and innovative solutions.

Aluminium in buildings

Buildings represent 40% of the world’s energy demand, so there’s a great potential for saving energy. Using aluminium as a construction material is an important means to make buildings that don't merely save energy, but actually produce energy.

Aluminium in transportation

Transport is another source of energy consumption, and planes, trains, boats and automobiles account for about 20% of the world’s energy demand. A key factor in a vehicle’s energy use is its weight. Compared to steel, aluminium can reduce the weight of a vehicle by 40%, without compromising strength.

Aluminium in packaging

About 20% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions come from food production. Add to the picture that it is estimated that one-third of all food in Europe goes to waste, and it becomes clear that efficient food and beverage preservation, such as by using aluminium, plays an important role in creating a more viable world.

As you can see, aluminium, with its almost endless areas of use, truly is the material of the future.

Furniture designers choose aluminium

Did you know?

Aluminium used to be more precious than gold and silver