Aluminium is a silvery-white metal and one of the lightest metals in the world. It's the most widespread metal on Earth, making up more than 8% of the Earth's crust. It's also the third most common chemical element on our planet after oxygen and silicon. Aluminum is nontoxic (as a metal), nonmagnetic and non-sparking. It is eco-friendly, recyclable and waste -free.
Properties of aluminium
Having a rare set of unique properties such as strength, lightness, corrosion resistance, recyclability, formability, etc., aluminum can be used in a large number of applications. Commercial aluminum (with 99% to 99.6% purity) with small amounts of silicon and other components is strong and durable. Ductile and highly malleable, aluminum can be drawn into wire or rolled into thin foil. The metal is 3 times lighter than steel. Aluminum is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity. Its thermal conductivity is about one-half that of copper; its electrical conductivity is about two-thirds.