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  Aluminium is the second most abundant metallic element in the earth’s crust after silicon and has been produced in commercial quantities since 1886. In 1900, annual output of aluminium was only 1000 tonnes. By end 2005, annual production had reached 31 million tonnes (mt), making aluminium the world’s second most used metal.

Aluminum can be used as an alloy with other metals, to extend the already impressive list of its properties. Its surface retains colour well and is therefore remarkably suited for printing.

Aluminum also has the advantage of a practically infinite capacity for recycling, making it a choice solution in terms of environmental protection. The use of secondary aluminum, employing rejects or aluminum products at the end of their life cycle, requires only 5% of the power required to produce the primary metal.

Aluminum's many properties and qualities explain the “magic” surrounding this metal and the reason why its popularity continues to grow among new product designers who are constantly adding to its already wide range of applications.
 
     
   
     
  Today, aluminum is used in the building industry as well as in manufacturing household articles, from lamps, to kettles and lemon squeezers, often with avant-garde designs. Stylists in many different fields take advantage of the revolutionary alloys developed by the aeronautic or aerospace industries, transforming them into furniture, haute couture clothing, jewellery and accessories. Without aluminum, protective wear for butchers and firemen would not exist. The aerospace adventure owes it a great deal as well.

Aluminum, with its affordable production cost, is undeniably an exceptional and very versatile metal. Its future holds the promise of still unsuspected qualities that will attract even more attention to this “grey” gold.
 
     
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