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  • Aluminium is a silvery white and ductile member of the boron group of chemical elements.
  • Aluminium is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust, and the third most abundant element therein, after oxygen and silicon.
  • Aluminium is too reactive chemically to occur in nature as the free metal. Instead, it is found combined in over 270 different minerals. The chief source of aluminium is bauxite ore.
  • Aluminium is a soft, durable, lightweight, malleable metal with appearance ranging from silvery to dull gray, depending on the surface roughness.
  • Aluminium is nontoxic, nonmagnetic, and nonsparking. It is also insoluble in alcohol, though it can be soluble in water in certain forms.
  • Aluminium has about one-third the density and stiffness of steel. It is ductile and easily machined, cast, and extruded.
  • The strongest aluminium alloys are less corrosion resistant due to galvanic reactions with alloyed copper.
  • Aluminium is a good thermal and electrical conductor, by weight better than copper.
  • Aluminium is capable of being a superconductor, with a superconducting critical temperature of 1.2 kelvins and a critical magnetic field of about 100 gauss.
  • Aluminum owes its excellent corrosion resistance and its usage as one of the primary metals of commerce to the barrier oxide film that is bonded strongly to its surface and, that if damaged, re-forms immediately in most environments.
  • The production of aluminum begins with the mining and beneficiation of bauxite.
  • Primary aluminum is produced by the electrolytic reduction of the alumina. Raw materials for secondary aluminum production are scrap, chips, and dross.
  • Aluminium production is a continuous process which extracts pure aluminium metal from alumina, the powdery white oxide of aluminium.
  • Aluminium is delivered to the manufacturing industry in three main categories of shapes: Flat rolled products, i.e. sheet and foil; Long products: extrusions, bars, rods and wires; Castings.
  • The electrical energy consumption per ton of aluminum produced has decreased from 42,000 kwh to an average value of 16,500 kwh today. The state-of-the-art plants consume 13,000 kwh per ton of aluminum smelted.
  • Aluminum obtained from the electrolysis cell is named as "primary aluminum".
  • The surge in aluminium futures came after reports that China's top 20 aluminium producers have decided to cut production by 5-10% from July 2008 to push up aluminium prices and reduce power consumption.
  • Aluminium production is expected to grow at about 8 per cent annually and domestic companies are in the process of expanding their capacities to cater to the increased demand; annual demand growth is expected to be around 6-7 per cent analysts said.
  • Indian consumption of aluminium in the electrical and electronics sector is presently 32 per cent as against the world average of 9 per cent.
  • Aluminium production is highly power intensive and the 1,250 mw power station is expected to cater to the needs of the smelter plants.
  • The process of producing aluminium is electrolytic one and involves power consumption of around 13,000 to 15,000 kilowatt per tonne of  aluminium produced.
  • World aluminium growth rate seems to touch 4.9%. India has
    huge reserves of bauxite spread across Orissa, MP, Jharkhand &other states. Large reserves of
    good quality alumina and proximity to Asian markets have attracted global aluminium producers in the world towards India.
Introduction
  • Aluminium
  • Protection of Aluminium
  • Advantages of Aluminium
  • Aluminium and Ecology

Process

  • Aluminium Production Ecological Implications
  • Aluminium Production at Boyne Smelters
  • Aluminum Production by Electrowinning
  • Hall-Héroult process
  • White Metal Life Cycle
  • How aluminium is made
  • Aluminium Manufacturing and Recycling
  • Aluminum Manufacturing
  • Aluminium Production
  • Mining and Production
  • Primary Production of Aluminium
  • Converting Bauxite to Alumina
  • From Bauxit to Aluminium -
    The Production Process
  • The Hazelett Strip - Casting Process for Aluminium Packaging Applications

Properties

  • Adaptation of aluminium foam properties by means of precipitation hardening
  • An Introduction To Aluminium Properties
  • Chemical Properties
  • Corrosion properties of aluminium castings for automotive and marine applications
  • Dynamic properties of nickel− aluminum alloy
  • Emissivity of aluminium and its importance for radiometric measurement
  • Critical Issues for Chrome-free Pretreatment of aluminium Alloys
  • Physical and mechanical properties of iron-aluminium-(Mn, Si) lightweight steels
  • Simulation of the Mechanical Properties of an Aluminum
    Matrix Composite using X-ray Microtomography

Company Profiles

  • Company in New Delhi
  • Company in Mumbai
  • Company in Bangalore
  • Company in Orissa
  • Company in Germany

Consultants and Project

  • Consultant in UK
  • Consultant in Canada
  • Consultant in Banbury, UK
  • Aluminum Sputtering Experts
  • Consultant in Berlin
  • Consultant in Cyprus
  • Guyana-Turtruba Hydro/Aluminium Project
  • Recycling of Aluminium  Dross/ Saltcake

Patent

  • Aluminium production process
  • Method for recovering aluminium from materials containing metallic aluminium
  • Aluminium free mixed metal compounds as phosphate binders
  • ZSM-5 particle containing aluminum-free shells on its surface
Material Safety Data Sheet
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum powder
  • Aluminum Magnet Wire
  • Aluminium Flux Paste
  • STD, Aluminum
  • Aluminium Metal
  • Safety data for aluminium
  • Aluminum Sheet
  • Aluminum Wire
Suppliers
  • Aluminium and Aluminium Products Suppliers Directory
  • Aluminium Exporters
Technology
  • Cooling expertise and
    aluminium technology
  • Technology and Economics of Reducing PFC Emissions from
    Aluminium Production
  • Improvement of aluminium foam technology by tailoring
    of blowing agent
  • Light, strong and robust – aluminium ball recirculating
    guide with Franke technology
  • Production Technology and use of Aluminium Drop forging Components
  • Twin Roll Rheocasting of Aluminium Alloys
  • Basics of aluminium rolling mill technology
  • Alumina and aluminium
    technologies
Applications
  • Aluminium and Aluminium Alloys - Applications
  • Cost and Strength Competitive Aluminium Alloys for Automotive Applications
  • Aluminium in Building and Construction
  • Extraform New potentials for use of Aluminium Profiles into Automotive Components
  • High-strength aluminium alloys forsport and leisure applications
  • Development of Prealloyed Aluminium Powders for High Performance Transport Applications
  • Aluminium Alloys for Space Applications
  • Aluminium in Transport
  • Development and Applications of Ultrafine Aluminium Powders
Commodity Reports
  • 2000 Commodity Report
  • 2001 Commodity Report
  • 2002 Commodity Report
  • 2003 Commodity Report
  • 2004 Commodity Report
  • 2005 Commodity Report
  • 2006 Commodity Report
  • 2007 Commodity Report
  • 2008 Commodity Report
Production Report
  • 2001 Production Report
  • 2002 Production Report
  • 2003 Production Report
  • 2004 Production Report
  • 2005 Production Report
  • 2006 Production Report
  • 2008 Production Report
Market
  • Hindalco, Nalco on a roll as aluminium prices strike record high on LME
  • Nalco to resume aluminium ingots exports thru Paradip port
  • Aluminium stocks likely to increase — Rising output, stagnant offtake worry producers
  • Tatas, Nalco to join hands for $3-bn aluminium plant in South Africa
  • Trends in Automotive
    Applications for Aluminum
Reports
  • Aluminium Products - Annual Report
  • Cans or Cars Aluminium & the Automotive Industry
  • Creating an Aluminium Global Giant
  • Development of Aluminium Industry in the GCC States
  • Aluminium India 2008 Moves Into Fast Track
  • Industry Report
  • MAP – Molten Aluminium Purification – end of programme report
  • The Power of Aluminium wants to make alu top metal
  • Aluminium and the Sea
  • PFC Emissions from Primary Aluminium Production

 

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