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Benefits of Aluminum
 by avcongrm

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.

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