Every kilogram saved in the structure of a commercial road vehicle, a ship or a train increases its load capacity and profitability over its work life.
Airplanes, trucks, trains and ships are in use for up to 30 years. They need to stand the test of time – and aluminium helps them to do this
Aluminium can be alloyed and processed to achieve the necessary strength needed in its many applications
are all key components of modern vehicles and vessels. Aluminium’s ability to be joined together without any compromise on strength is a huge plus for the metal.
When the end of a vehicle’s life comes, the aluminium is stripped out and recycled
with all the inherent properties of the metal intact.
Buildings consume around 40 percent of the world’s energy demand. It is therefore vital to create energy efficient building systems that reduce energy costs for the building occupants and owners, minimising their carbon footprint.
Aluminium can be exploited to make buildings with low energy demand - and even buildings that produce energy. Aluminium based façades today have functions like automated sun shading and energy production from photovoltaic surfaces in the façade.
Hulamin in Buildings
Our products are found in numerous applications in building and construction.
|Our rolled products are used in:
||Our extruded products are used in:
- Cladding and screening
- Roof Sheeting
- Ceiling Strip
- Facades, doors and windows
- Handrails and walkways
- Solar screens
- Access and scaffold towers
- Access ladders
- Structural members
Fast Facts: Did you know?
- The Empire State Building in New York, constructed in 1930-1932, was the first building to make major use of aluminium components. It was the tallest building in the world for more than 40 years.
- In 1994, 5 460 windows in The Empire State building were replaced with aluminium frames. The original steel frames had deteriorated creating water and air leakage.
- Aluminium is superior to steel in its ability to reflect the infrared rays of the sun. Properly coated aluminium roofs can reflect up to 95 percent of the solar energy that strikes them, dramatically improving energy efficiency.
- The “shiny” side of aluminium foil is 88 percent reflective, making it one of the best and most efficient insulators against the rays of the sun.