Aluminum Character

Aluminum Character

Cleanliness

Aluminum is harmless, odorless and hygienic.

Lightweight

Aluminum contributes to reducing the weight of automobiles, railroad cars, ships, and airplanes, etc. thereby improving their fuel efficiency and increasing their speeds.

Non-magnetic

Aluminum will not be magnetized and is only minimally affected by magnetic fields.

Electrical conductivity

At equal weights, aluminum can transmit two times more electricity than copper.

Thermal conductivity

Thermal conductivity of aluminum is three times that of steel.

Corrosion resistance

Aluminum when in contact with air forms a thin oxide layer on the surface, which naturally resists corrosion.

Recyclability

Recycled aluminum can be returned to ingot with only 3% of the energy required to produce virgin ingot. Domestic recycling rate of UBC is in excess of 90%.

Strength

The strength of aluminum can be increased by alloying, heat treating, etc.

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