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Currently the main sector of commerce using secondary aluminum is the automotive industry. The average car produced today contains over 250 pounds of aluminum in the form of various motor mounts, pistons, heat exchangers, air conditioners, transmission housings, wheels, exteriors, fenders, load floors and suspension components.

Thousands of scrap dealers worldwide collect recycled aluminum, segregate it by type and grade, and repackage it for shipment. Aluminum scrap is then delivered to a recycling facility, where it is crushed or shredded, melted, and recast into specification ingots. The alloyed aluminum can be recycled again and again without losing its original properties.

Presently, an estimated 60 percent of the metal used in automobiles is comprised of recycled aluminum. Recycled aluminum is alloyed and die cast into shapes for many other industrial and household uses. The aluminum industry expects that is number will rise steadily over the next two decades. In the future, recycled aluminum should comprise up to 90 percent of an automobile's aluminum content. Aluminum's light-weight can improve the performance of any vehicle using the same power-train and equipment which is now used in heavier steel-intensive vehicle.

Environmental concerns are changing the way the automobile companies are doing business. This is setting the stage for a new era - one in which recyclable aluminum is taking a leading role. Aluminum is an environmentally sound material with extremely successful recycling programs and has the potential to help automakers cut fossil fuel emissions. If all cars on the road today used every aluminum component available, their weight would be reduced by about 25 percent, resulting in a savings of about 275 million barrels of gasoline each year, decreasing US gasoline consumption by roughly 13 percent.

Increased aluminum usage in the transportation sector would make a vast contribution to America's goal of reducing automotive fuel consuption. Through aluminum light-weighting, it would also be possible to retain larger vehicle size (including passenger and cargo space), maintain passenger safety and improve vehicle performance and handling.

Light weight, alloy ability, strength, and durability are the major advantages of aluminum alloys for your raw material requirements. Aluminum alloys remain the material of choice for a myriad of industrial applications. Ease of availability and recyclability clearly make secondary based applications environmentally friendly. The future of your business can find dependability with an aluminum alloy based solution and Accomet Corporation will get you there!

 

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