Versatile and Sustainable: Aluminum

Aluminum is an extremely versatile material that can be recycled without loss of properties. It comes in three categories, specified by its thickness: Thicker than 0.25 inches (6 mm) it is called aluminum plate, from 0.008 inches to less than 0.25 inches it is considered sheet, and thinner than that is foil.
Sheet is the most widely used form of aluminum, e.g. it is used to make cans for food and panels for cars. It is also widely used in the construction industry, for gutters, siding, and roofing.
Aluminum plate is used in heavy-duty applications, such as in the military for vehicle armor, in transportation and aerospace, e.g. for the skin of airplanes and train cars. It is also the material of choice for storage tanks, especially in low temperatures since it becomes stronger in cold environments.
If you are interested in the many uses of this material: The very first ALUMINUM USA Trade Show will take place from November 11-12, 2015 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.