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Aluminium is used in every day life

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Why is Aluminium
used in Construction?

Aluminium has aesthetic appeal

Aluminium’s sleek and modern appearance is often used to enhance the visual appeal of buildings while also being lightweight and strong.

Aluminium is strong

Aluminium plate constitutes half the weight of steel with the same stiffness. That is why Aluminium is used today in high-rise buildings and skyscrapers: just imagine how much they would weigh if steel were used, how deep the foundation would have to be and how much more expensive the whole building would be.

Aluminium has thermal performance

Aluminium can be used in any climatic conditions and does not lose its properties in temperatures ranging between –80 °C and +300 °C.

Do you know about the advantages
of Aluminium in Australia?

Job creation

jobs created in Australia

The aluminium industry directly employs around 20,000 people and puts food on the table for around 60,000 families – mostly in Australia's regional locations.


in export earnings

More than $15B in export earnings across bauxite, alumina and aluminium every year. Aluminium is Australia's largest manufacturing export.

From mine to market

Australia's unique advantage is being one of the few countries which has the entire value chain of aluminium.

From bauxite mines, alumina refineries, aluminium smelters and downstream manufacturers through to market, Australia can do it all. Aluminium is one of the few products mined, refined, smelted, extruded and distributed right here in Australia - going through more than 5 sets of Australian hands before it ends up in homes and businesses around the world.

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The Australian Aluminium Council is the peak industry association representing the Australian aluminium industry from mine to market.

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