The first thing that people who are interested in this area have to do is to keep up with the new trends regarding the building materials and choose the best of them. Lately, for example, the sales have increased in the sector of aluminium products.
Aluminium is a chemical element which is noted with AL, in the table of chemical symbols. A good fact is that aluminium is a common chemical element, occupying the third position, as land spreading, after oxygen and silicon. This is the reason why the aluminium products are used in large scale in construction.
Also, aluminium is a thermally and electrically conductive, being used in the electrochemical industry too. It is important to notice that, people appreciate aluminium products thanks to the fact that they have a good corrosion resistance. In 2008, the aluminium reached the highest price: 1.45 USD per pound. In 1943, it was recorded the largest aluminium production in the world, because of the Second World War: not less then 2,000,000 tons.
What does aluminium products mean and how are they used?
Firstly, the aluminium products can be used in the construction of automobiles. Through the use of aluminium in automobiles construction it is possible to reduce weight by up to 50 percent. The average European car, for example, contains about 132 kg of aluminium.
Secondly, aluminium is also used in the construction of buses and trucks. It helps reduce CO2 emissions by about 28 kg.
Thirdly, because the methods of producing energy in an ecological manner are very fashionable lately, aluminium products help at building solar panels. Thus, in a lot of developing countries the number of photovoltaic parks has recently increased.
The new requirements regarding energy efficiency are increasing the importance of the fact that designers should find solutions for building energy efficient houses. Many of their efforts are focused on the windows. That is why they reached the conclusion that windows made of aluminium are a real must in a modern house.
Fourthly, in big touristic cities, such as Dubai, there are a lot of recreational boats made of aluminium products. Sometimes instead of using aluminium, people usually choose polyester. But it is not as safe as aluminium.