Benefits of Aluminum
It’s light and strong, beautiful and recyclable. And it won’t cost you a fortune.
It’s strong – Aluminum profiles can be made as strong as needed for most applications. Cold-weather applications are particularly well-served by aluminum because, as temperatures fall, aluminum actually becomes stronger.
It’s recyclable – Aluminum retains a high scrap value. It can be recycled indefinitely without losing any of its superior characteristics.
It’s non-corrosive – Aluminum does not rust. It’s protected by its own naturally occurring oxide film, a protection that can be further enhanced by anodizing or other finishing techniques.
It’s lightweight – Aluminum weighs less by volume than most other metals. In fact, it is about one-third the weight of iron, steel, copper, or brass. This makes it easier to handle and less expensive to ship.
It’s resilient – Aluminum combines strength with flexibility and can flex under loads or spring back from the shock of impact.
It’s reflective – Highly reflective aluminum can be used to shield products or areas from light, radio waves, or infrared radiation. This also adds to the aesthetic quality.
It’s non-sparking – Aluminum doesn’t emit sparks. This makes it a great choice in applications that involve explosive materials or that are used in highly flammable environments.
It’s nonmagnetic – Because aluminum does not acquire a magnetic charge, it’s useful for high-voltage applications, as well as for electronics, especially where magnetic fields come into play or where sensitive magnetic devices are employed.
It’s non-combustible – Aluminum does not burn and, even at extremely high temperatures, it does not produce toxic fumes.
It accepts finishes – Aluminum can be finished with a variety of common techniques, including liquid paint, powder coatings, anodizing, or electroplating.