Why aluminum?

The material of the future


Aluminum is the third most common element. About eight percent of the earth's crust is made of aluminum. It is extracted from bauxite that is mined in the open pit mainly around the equator.

Brazil and Jamaica are some of the most important producer countries. In Europe, the bauxite is broken in for example Hungary and in the Balkan Peninsula. Close to the open quarries there are oxide mills where alumina is produced from the bauxit. Then, pure aluminum is extracted at primary works. Despite an increase in bauxite extraction, the supply is well supplied. Bauxite is newly formed about 50 times faster than the socket, which is yet another environmental benefit for aluminum.


Research has proven multiple benefits for aluminum in comparison to competing materials. Aluminum takes precedence over steel, copper, plastic and wood, which also explains the rapid market growth.

Nearly all design problems can be solved with aluminum profiles. Through different alloys, aluminum can be given the same high strength as many structural steels. The material is easy to process and can be welded, soldered and glued. In addition, aluminum is easy to mold. The end product is low in weight, with high strength, corrosion resistance and high surface finish.

Recycling of aluminum is well developed and remelting of aluminum scrap can be done with only 5% of energy consumption compared to primary plant consumption.

We use both internal and external aluminum scrap for reuse in our own remelting plant, which accounts for just over half of our raw material requirements.

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Nordisk Alu Profil AB
Kristinebergsvägen 13
SE-302 41 Halmstad

+46 35 22 75 30