Aluminium – from cans to cars

Materials World magazine
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1 May 2007

To meet proposed European regulations on carbon emissions produced by road transport, the weight of vehicles is being reduced. To reduce costs aluminium is being used by manufacturers as it takes much less energy to recycle than to produce. Old aluminium beverage cans and post-consumer scrap is being turned into aluminium sheet to create a new generation of affordable, low carbon cars that meet the desired safety and durablity standards.

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