Aluminum has many benefits that make it the ideal metal for many types of parts and components. Following are several positive characteristics of aluminum:
Light Weight – at approximately one third the weight of steel, aluminum is excellent for applications where weight is an issue.
Impermeability – aluminum is totally impermeable to light and odor, even when it is very thin.
Conductivity – it is an excellent conductor of both electricity and heat, with much less weight than copper or other metals.
Resistance to Corrosion – its natural oxide-coated surface is excellent at resisting corrosion. Further treating the surface enhances the corrosion resistance.
Ductility – the characteristics of aluminum give it excellent ductility, making it ideal for many applications.
Sustainability – aluminum is 100% recyclable, requiring little energy and virtually no waste.