Here is some fun trivia about one of the most versatile materials on the planet!


With less than 150 years in usage, aluminium is one of the

youngest commercial metals,

compared to copper which has been around for 9,000 years


The very first statue to be cast entirely out of aluminium, is of the

Greek god of love Eros,

located in London


Aluminium is not easily soluble

in water and other liquids, making it resistant to weather and common gases


Ruby gemstones are mainly aluminium oxide

in which a small number of the aluminium ions have been replaced by chromium ions.


Aluminium foil blocks light, oxygen and bacteria,making it the

prime choice of pharmaceutical industry

packing medicines.


Aluminium is present in more than

270 minerals.


Ancient Greeks and Romans used

aluminium compounds as an astringent,

for medicinal purposes.


An aluminium can take as little as

60 days to return as a new

can after recycling.


France, Italy, Poland, Finland, Romania and Israel have

issued coins struck in aluminium

or aluminium-copper alloys.


Aluminium is a good thermal and electrical conductor,

with 59% of copper’s conductivity and only 30% of copper’s density


Aluminium makes up around 8%

of the Earth’s crust, by weight.


The top of the Washington Monument is capped with an 8.9 inches

(22.6 centimetres) aluminium pyramid.


Aluminium is a reflective metal

used to create various home decor items such as aluminium blinds, aluminium fences, doors & windows.


75% of aluminium foil is used for packaging food,

cosmetics and chemical products, while 25% is used for industrial applications.


Aluminium pigments are used to make

glitter and liquid-metal paint.

In 1891, Alfred Nobel ordered the construction of Le Mirgon, the first passenger boat to use an aluminium hull..


The Regional Enterprise Tower, in Pittsburgh USA is the

first skyscraper in the world

to have an all aluminium facade.


Aluminium or HST ALuminium is very popular as it is used to make inexpensive

entry-level golf club heads.


The first-ever Aluminium

Power Lines

were in 1925.


Recycling one kilogram of aluminium

saves the atmosphere

from 20 kilograms of greenhouse gases .


Popular instant noodle brands have been using aluminum foil to

pack their soups and stock cubes

for the last 102 years.


The airframe of a typical modern commercial transport aircraft is

80% aluminium by weight.


In 1850,

aluminium was more valuable than gold

- aluminium was priced at $1,200 per kg and gold at $664 per kg.


The first aluminium rolling plant was opened

104 years ago in Switzerland.


Aluminum foil is 100% recyclable.

It does not degrade during the recycling process, which means it can be recycled over and over again.