Aluminum: Metal of the Twenty-First Century

Aluminum: Metal of the Twenty-First Century

  • 24 January 1998

Since the early 1950s, the growth in aluminum
consumption has been higher than any other metal.
Developments in alloy manufacturing methods
suggest that this growth rate is likely to be sustained
well into the next millennium.
As the third most common metal on earth,
aluminum accounts for about eight percent of the
earth’s crust and has been the subject of the most
intensive research and development this century.
Reserve estimates are likely to meet demands for the
next ten centuries and outstrip the use of iron, steel
and copper.

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Saturday 24 January 1998

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Saturday 24 January 1998

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