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ALUMINIUM

It is a ductile, silver-coloured metal. [2] Aluminium is mainly extracted from bauxite ores [2] and is remarkable for its softness, lightness and resistance to oxidation, due to the formation of a thin layer of oxide that prevents oxygen from corroding the underlying metal. [2] The processing of raw aluminium involves various industrial production processes, such as casting, forging or moulding.

Aluminium is used in many sectors for the manufacture of millions of different products and is very important for the world economy. Structural components made of aluminium are vital to the aerospace industry and also in other fields of transport and construction where lightness, durability and strength are needed. Aluminium is a light yet resistant metal, with a silver-grey appearance due to the thin layer of oxidation that forms quickly when it is exposed to air and prevents corrosion, as it is not soluble.

Aluminium has a specific weight of about one-third of steel or copper; it is malleable, ductile and can be worked easily; and it has excellent corrosion resistance and durability. It is also non-magnetic and non-sparking, and is the second metal in terms of malleability and sixth for ductility.

 

We produce huge quantities of aluminium tubes, rods, laminates and fibres for the automotive, construction and shipbuilding sectors, and the industrial sector in general.

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