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Aluminium's Recyclability: Crafting a Sustainable Future

Lightweight Advantage

Being one-third the density of steel, aluminium earns its title as a light metal. With a density ranging from 2.6 to 2.8 g per cm³, it's lightness stems from its lower atomic weight compared to other metals, making it an ideal choice for lightweight applications. Being lighter also makes it more efficient to transport, particularly when combined with lighweight dye sub graphics - these two are a great match!

Strength in Sustainability

Transforming into one of the toughest metals when fortified into alloys, aluminium's strength versus it's weight rivals steel. Elements like silicon, magnesium, and lithium are added to create alloys, ensuring not only durability but also recyclability.

Recycling Ease

What makes aluminium stand out is its ease of recycling. Unlike some materials that lose quality through recycling, aluminium can be melted down and reformed repeatedly without any loss in quality. This process can be done quickly, contributing to its environmental friendliness.

Corrosion-Resistant Guardian

Aluminium's resistance to corrosion is commendable, especially in untreated conditions. The spontaneous formation of a thin but effective oxide layer protects it from further oxidation. This layer adheres strongly to the metal, providing enduring corrosion resistance and repairing itself when damaged.

Conductive Powerhouse

Pure aluminium boasts impressive thermal and electrical conductivity, outshining many other metals. With a thermal conductivity of about 235 watts per kelvin per meter and an electrical conductivity of about 38 million siemens per meter at room temperature, it proves to be a powerhouse while remaining recyclable.

Non-Flammable Guardian

Classified as non-combustible, aluminium stands resilient in a prolonged fire environment. It begins to melt instead of burn, providing an extra layer of safety in a large variety of applications.

Endless Recycling Loop

Aluminium's recyclability sets a remarkable standard. The metal can be melted down and reformed repeatedly without any loss in quality. Recycling 1 tonne of aluminium saves a substantial 9 tonnes of CO2 emissions. The efficiency of this process is remarkable, with an aluminium can returning to the shelf in just 6 weeks.

Longevity and Sustainability

Durable not only in material but also in lifespan, aluminium's endurance is evident. With a lifespan exceeding decades, particularly in construction where it reaches up to 60 years, the combination of longevity and low energy requirements contributes to aluminium's sustainability.

Aluminium - A Recycling Pioneer for a Greener Future

Aluminium emerges not just as a metal but as a pioneering force in recycling for a sustainable future. From its recyclability and abundance to its unparalleled properties, aluminium paves the way for a greener, more durable world. As we delve into its versatile applications, the green metal stands as a beacon of sustainability, shaping industries with both resilience and environmental consciousness.

We've been using lightweight aluminium for the past 17 years because we've seen how durable it is. It is also flexible and lightweight enough to allow our creativity to shine through - it's really a perfect material for our requirements.

Darryl Nelson | Displays 2 Go

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