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Aluminium is used in every day life

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Why is Aluminium
used in Sport?

Aluminium is lightweight

Aluminium is the most common metal in bicycle frames because it is lightweight. But is also used in ski poles and mountain climbing where weight is important.

Aluminium is corrosion-resistant

It is used in outdoor sports without corroding. It is trusted by mountain climbers, for whom safety is of utmost importance.

Aluminium is strong

The main reason behind use of aluminium in sports is its strength-to-weight ratio. It is used for the energy absorbing structures and the protective cell for drivers in motorsports.

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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