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Brief History

For more than a century aluminium has been a key material for many industries. It became plentiful once it was possible to extract the aluminium cost effectively and in commercial quantities from Bauxite in the late 19th century. Today it reaches every part of modern society: packaging is a primary user, along with kitchenwares; insulation, components or conductive material for cars and buildings; even spacecraft cannot function without aluminium. Currently more than 40 tonnes of new metal is produced worldwide; but today a large amount of aluminium used in manufacturing comes from recycled products.

Production
Making the metal
Manufacturing of aluminium foil
Foil functionalities