Facts at a Glance

Aluminum can absorb twice the crash energy of steel.

磅为磅,铝吸收两次钢的碰撞能量,并在事故中表现。铝崩溃导轨就像手风琴一样折叠,这会消散并引导能源远离车辆的居住者。铝在停止距离,处理和性能方面也提供了优势。

Aluminum can be merged with special films to create flexible packaging.

Increasingly, aluminum foil is being merged with flexible films to create lightweight, flexible packages. This technology allows the packaging to expand to the shape of their contents then contract as the product is consumed.

铝罐含有3倍的玻璃或塑料的再生含量。

Aluminum cans contain on average 73 percent recycled content -- more than 3X the amount in a glass or plastic bottle. Cans are also recycled at far higher rates than competing beverage container types.

铝箔为光,氧气,水分和细菌提供完整的屏障。

铝箔为光,氧气,水分和细菌提供完整的屏障。因此,箔在食品和药物包装中广泛使用。铝箔也用于制造无菌包装。这种类型的包装使得能够在没有冷藏的情况下储存易腐货物。

汽车中的铝合金可节省4400万吨二氧化碳排放。

独立研究证实,汽车中的铝具有比钢的20%的寿命周期CO2占地面积。与钢铁车辆相比,一支铝车队的铝合金储蓄量相当于4400万吨二氧化碳排放量。

铝线和导管不会火花。

Unlike wire conduit made from steel, rigid aluminum does not spark, resists corrosion and will not rust. These properties of aluminum are vitally important for electrical applications within coal mines, grain elevators and refineries (where the sparking can lead to catastrophic outcomes).

建筑商安全使用铝合金超过40年。

全国电气代码允许自1901年以来使用铝线,仅在1897年发布的第一个公认的国家电气代码后的四年。AA-8000铝导体有超过40多年的可靠场装置。

Coated aluminum roofs reflect up to 95 percent of sunlight.

Aluminum is superior to steel and iron in its ability to reflect the infrared (heat) rays of the sun. Properly coated aluminum roofs can reflect up to 95 percent of the solar energy that strikes them, dramatically improving energy efficiency. Aluminum is a key component in LEED-certified green buildings.

美国宇航局的下一个太空车辆将用铝制成。

The Orion MPCV (Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle) will serve as NASA’s next-generation space exploration vehicle. Lockheed Martin chose aluminum-lithium for construction of the primary structures of the spacecraft.

Nearly 75 percent of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today.

Infinitely recyclable and highly durable, nearly 75 percent of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. Aluminum is 100 percent recyclable and retains its properties indefinitely. Aluminum is one of the only materials in the consumer disposal stream that more than pays for the cost of its own collection.

Recycling aluminum saves more than 90 percent of the energy needed to make new aluminum.

再循环铝可节省超过90%的能量,以便从原料中创造可比例的金属量。抛弃铝可以浪费尽可能多的能量,倒出来的一半可以汽油量。近75%的所有铝仍在今天仍在使用中。

The 2015 Ford F-150 will feature an all-aluminum body, shedding 700 lbs.

Ford releases the all-aluminum-body F-150 in 2015. The truck will shed 700 pounds (approximately 15 percent of the vehicle’s body weight) by using of high-strength, military-grade aluminum. This weight reduction will allow Ford to meet new demands for fuel economy and sets the stage for fleet-wide efficiency improvements.

铝业直接雇用了超过166,000名工人。

More than 166,000 workers are directly employed in the aluminum industry. In total, nearly 660,000 U.S. jobs are supported by the production, processing and use of aluminum.

The aluminum industry generates more than $70 billion a year in direct economic impact.

The U.S. aluminum industry generates more than $70 billion a year in direct economic impact. When all suppliers and related business functions are taken into account, the industry drives nearly $172 billion in economic impact.

The aluminum industry's carbon footprint has declined nearly 40% since 1995.

自愿环境努力意味着北美制造的铝比以往任何时候都更加可持续。自1995年以来,生产新铝所需的能量低于四分之一,行业的碳足迹下降了近40%。