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Understanding the reasons why aluminium is widely used in different applications?

May 7th 2015 at 11:22 PM

Aluminium is one of the most common materials that found in the Earth’s crust and the second most used metal for producing different types of things. This attractive metal is used in a variety of applications in different industries. The major consumer segments of aluminium metal are construction, transportation, packaging, manufacturing, general and electrical engineering. We all use aluminum in several forms in our everyday life. From the disposable drink cans, cooking foils, surfaces of the vehicles to jet engines in airplane, everything is made or manufactured using different types of aluminium alloy. If you want to know what makes aluminium such a brilliantly useful material, read on to understand the reasons and different applications of this brilliant material.

Some of the areas where aluminium is widely used include:


Aluminium is highly corrosion resistant, provides strong protection against UV rays, moisture and is non-toxic in nature. This makes it the most preferred element for manufacturing food packaging sheets and products. Beverage can is one of the most common uses of aluminium for product packaging.


The lightweight, ductile, high strength and easy to mold features make aluminium the prime material for the construction  of aircraft, freight rails, commercial vehicles, cars, ships, buses, military vehicles, bicycles and other vehicles.

The sustainable nature of aluminium in the context of corrosion resistance, durability, strength and recyclability has increased the demand of aluminium for producing different types of vehicle components.

Marine Applications

Aluminium extrusions and plates are widely used for the construction of ships and boats. Aluminium is light weighted, allowing designers to increase the waterline size of the vessel without creating any stability issues. The same reason has resulted in the extensive use of aluminium in manufacturing oil ring, helideck, offshore gas rings and telescopic personnel bridges.

Building and Architecture

Checker plate aluminium is used in buildings in a wide range of architectural, shipbuilding and decorative applications. The applications include foil insulation, shop front, doors, cladding, windows, guttering, tank car, floors, stairs, cabin desks and etc.


Aluminium is also used for manufacturing foils and various other applications. For more information about aluminium and its products, visit

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