Aluminium for the transport sector
Aluminium alloys can be a strong as steel with only one third of its weight, which makes aluminium a suitable material for many of the different components of a vehicle.
Resistance to corrosion
The oxide layer that naturally covers aluminium gives it an effective barrier against the elements compared to other metals. There are alloys specially produced and treated to increase this resistance to corrosion.
Suitability for recycling
Aluminium is 100% recyclable using only 5% of the energy necessary to produce the primary product. At present, approximately 95% of the aluminium used in vehicles is recycled and involves around 50% of its material value at the end of its useful life.
The alloys that are specially developed for the transport sector are resistant to corrosion and immune to UV rays, thus ensuring optimal performance over a long period of time.
The combination of the different properties of aluminium allows it to be shaped through any process of industrial transformation, including rolling, extrusion, forging, casting,... allowing, in practice, complete freedom of design.
The low density of aluminium compared to other metals has great advantages in the transport sector. Any type of vehicle, being lighter, requires less energy to move without compromising safety or comfort. On the other hand, for the same total weight, a lighter vehicle allows more cargo to be transported at a time.