Aluminium is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust. It makes up about 8% by weight of the Earth's solid surface. It is used for a myriad of purposes in the world including for transportation (automobiles, airplanes, trucks etc.), packaging (cans, foil, etc.), construction (windows, doors, siding, etc.), consumer durables (appliances, cooking utensils, etc.) and machinery.
This infographic offers an insight into this magnificent metal. Find out what are the highest aluminium producing countries in the world, the average price of aluminium over a five year span, the top aluminium producers in the world as well as interesting facts about aluminium that you may not have known before. For example, did you know that of the 900 million tonnes of aluminium produced since 1880, three quarters is still in use? Or, that a modern car with components made of aluminium can be 24 percent lighter than one with components made of steel, which also allows fuel consumption to be reduced by 2 litres per 100 kilometres?
In addition, get the scientific lowdown on aluminium; find out what are its properties, boiling point, melting point, source and atomic number. Basically, find out everything you could possibly need to know about aluminium in this visually appealing graphic!
- Infographic created by Byron Jayne of Gutters Perth exclusively for kwentology.com
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