Atomic number: 13
Atomic weight: 26.982
Each 4 tons of mined bauxites
give 2 tons of alumina which
give 1 ton of aluminium.
Aluminium has a wide range
of applications in building, transport,
packaging and machinery industries.
Aluminium is durable, light and ductile and it is
a good conductor of heat and electricity.
Aluminium can be recycled many times without losing its properties.
Using the aluminium components in vehicles influences the reduction of carbon dioxide emission (reduction of vehicle's weight by 100 kg gives 0,315 l less fuel consumption per 100 km, which results in reduced emission of CO2 by 8g /km).