Aluminum Resources

Bauxite the source of aluminum

All About Bauxite

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There are many people wondering what is Bauxite ore and how can it help us, so let’s find out more about this great material. Simply put, Bauxite ore is one of the largest sources of aluminum in the world. In order for the ore to take the form of aluminum, it needs to be processed with help from chemical treatments. Then the resulting alumina will be smelted through an electrolysis process which will create aluminum…

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Aluminum Alloy Manufacturer

What is Aluminum Exactly? How is Aluminum Alloy? State Metal Industries #Aluminum101 A Crash Course

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What is Aluminum? “Pure aluminum is a silvery-white metal with many desirable characteristics. It is light, nontoxic (as the metal), nonmagnetic and nonsparking, somewhat decorative and is easily formed, machined, and cast.”  Despite being an abundant element in the earth’s crust, Aluminum is not found free in nature. The Bayer process is used to refine aluminium from bauxite, and aluminium ore. What is Aluminum Alloy? An aluminum alloy is made when various elements are mixed…

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Aluminum power button with "To Be Recycled" Sticker

What kind of Aluminum can be Recycled, All your questions answered

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If you are ever curious about recycling as a way to make some money on the side or as a full-blown business Not all aluminum is created equal though, and there is often more efficient ways to recycle than picking up cans from the side of the roads or after the latest rock concert.  Here are the various aluminum types and what they can bring. UBC Cans Universal Beverage Cans make up at least 60…

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Ford Introduces F-150 Complete With Aluminum Body

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As major companies continue to compete for bottom line numbers, Ford looks to the future with their first Aluminum Body built vehicle. As Paul Sancya reports “The first 2015 Ford F-150 rolled off the assembly line this week, and it is no normal truck. The new F-150 pickup is the first with an aluminum body, making it hundreds of pounds lighter than its predecessors.” “Ford says that the new body cuts about 700 pounds off…

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Aluminum Recycling Facts According To ISRI

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State Metal Industries is a Camden smelting company specializing in Aluminum Ingot and recycled Aluminum. The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, or ISRI, is the number one trade association representing business’s involved in the scarp recycling industries. The following is a quick fact based article by ISRI about the recycling industry.  “Recycling goes far, far beyond the bin at the edge of the curb. In fact, in 2013 alone, more than 130 million metric tons…

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10 Facts about Recycling Aluminum

10 Facts About Aluminum Recycling

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  1. Aluminum, at one time, was more valuable then silver and gold. In the 19th century Aluminum became more precious then gold and silver because it was more difficult to attain. The French government had aluminum bars next to the crown jewels, and the minor emperor Napoleon III reserved a prized set of aluminum cutlery for special guests at banquets. In 1884 the United States capped the Washington monument with 6 pounds of Aluminum….

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