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Aluminium is used in every day life

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Why is Aluminium
used in Transport?

Aluminium is lightweight

It is an excellent choice of material for vehicles, especially in aerospace, automotive, and marine applications.

Aluminium is corrosion-resistant

It forms a natural protective oxide layer on its surface when exposed to air, which makes it highly corrosion-resistant. This is vital for vehicles that operate in harsh environments, such as marine vessels and aircraft.

Aluminium is safe

Despite its lightweight nature, aluminium possesses a high strength-to-weight ratio. This means it can withstand significant loads and stresses while keeping the overall weight of the vehicle or structure to a minimum. It’s very good at absorbing shock: in fact it’s twice as effective at it as steel.

For this reason, automakers have long been using aluminium in bumpers. When aluminium parts get bent or deformed, the deformation remains localised to the areas of impact while the rest of the body retains the original shape, ensuring safety for the passenger compartment.

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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