In the Earth’s crust, aluminium is the third most abundant metal, and the third most abundant element overall.
When it comes to its diversity of applications, no other metal can compete with Aluminium. Aluminium is very popular for its versatile properties such as lightweight, resistant to corrosion, durability, strong, ductility, conductivity, odorless, malleability, and so on.
With no loss of its natural properties, aluminium pipes are also technically 100 percent recyclable.
Where are Aluminium pipes used?
The most common uses of aluminium include transportation, construction, consumer goods, and electrical. Let’s discuss each one in detail in this blog.
Aluminium pipes are used in transportation for their unbeatable strength to weight ratio. Its lighter weight ensures that the acceleration of the vehicle requires less force, which contributes to greater fuel efficiency. The push to improve fuel efficiency and minimize CO2 emissions has led to much wider use of aluminium, while the car industry still relies heavily on steel. Experts expect that by 2025, the average aluminium content in a car will grow by 60%.
In fact, in the frames of Zeppelin airships, aluminium was used before airplanes had even been invented. And spacecraft, such as space shuttles, have 50 to 90 percent of their components containing aluminium alloys.
Due to aluminium’s corrosion resistance, buildings built of aluminium are practically maintenance-free. In addition to the fact that aluminium has a good finish and can be curved, cut, and welded to any desired form, it offers modern architects limitless flexibility to build structures that cannot be made of wood, plastic, or steel.
Aluminium is much more ductile than copper, allowing it to mold much more easily into wires. Finally, its corrosion-resistance helps protect the elements from wires.
In engines, appliances, and electrical systems, aluminium pipes are used in addition to power lines and cables. Television antennas and satellite dishes are made of aluminum, including several LED bulbs.
The presence of aluminium is the reason it is widely used in consumer products. Its appearance, although being light and sturdy, makes new tech gadgets look elegant and sophisticated. It is the ideal combination of form and function which is important for consumer goods.
Aluminium replaces plastic and steel parts more and more, as it is stronger and tougher than plastic and lighter than steel. It also makes it possible to rapidly dissipate heat, preventing electronic devices from overheating.
As it is easy to shape and looks fantastic, interior designers love using aluminium. Tables, benches, lamps, picture frames, and decorative panels include furniture pieces constructed from aluminium.
Of course, aluminium is the foil in your kitchen, as are pots and frying pans that are often made of aluminium.