Aluminum is light, resistant to shocks and corrosion, durable, non-magnetic, excellent thermal, electrical and sound conductor. But above all, aluminium is the symbol of circularity, as it can be recycled indefinitely without losing its essential characteristics.
Aluminum can therefore be defined as a “permanent material” that is used and reused endlessly, conserving, in all its many applications, the energy necessary for all the future new uses.
For this reason, aluminium is a resource that, if managed and requalified responsibly, will always be indefinitely available and usable for new applications.
Aluminum (Al) is a common element that makes up 8% of the earth’s crust, in nature occurs in the form of a mineral: bauxite.
All the aluminium produced in Italy comes from recycling (so called secondary aluminium) and does not differ at all from that extracted from the ground (primary aluminium).
Producing aluminium starting from the raw material extracted from the ground has an energy cost of 13 kWh / kg. The production of recycled aluminium (recovered from metal waste) reduces this cost by 95%.
In Europe, the highest amount of aluminium per capita in the world is recycled.
Italian production is 100% based on recycling. Italy is poor of raw materials.
Today, 75% of all aluminium that has always been produced in the world is still in use.
Aluminium is the youngest metals for industrial use, fundamental in the era of technological development for its vast possibilities of use, for example, in construction, aerospace, electronics and packaging. Many goods and objects of extraordinary beauty and of daily use are in fact made with aluminum, such as: bicycles, cars, planes, trains, doors, windows, roofs, clocks, design objects, furniture and, of course, packaging.
Today is impossible to think about a world without aluminium
To get a car rim again
To get back a city bike complete with accessories
To get a racing bike again
To get a pair of glasses again
To make a coffee pot again