Aluminium (or aluminium) is a silvery grey, soft, non-magnetic ductile metal. It is the 3rd most abundant element on earth and a key metal that makes up the earth’s crust.
The ability for aluminium to be light and to resist rust corrosion has seen it used in a large volume of household goods and products, as well as extensively used in the Aerospace industry.
Aluminium is 100% recyclable without losing any of its core qualities and uses only 5% of the energy that is used to produce aluminium from ore. Due to the volume of this metal in our everyday life and ability to be recycled, it is one of the higher demand metals worldwide.
Aluminium is one of the most common metals in our everyday lives. It is used to create soda cans, bicycles and even building some car engines.
In your household some of the most common aluminium items would include:
Mining for aluminium ore is a very expensive process that uses lots of electricity and affects local wildlife and ecosystems. Demand worldwide continues to increase creating a significant demand for the metal, while global warming concerns and other barriers create challenges in mass mining of the metal.
Source: Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium
By recycling your used aluminium, you are helping to reduce the impact on the environment and build up in our landfills.
The price of Aluminium depends on how pure the aluminium is. Pure aluminium will fetch a much higher price than an aluminium/iron mix (known as irony).
Because most recycled metals are exported to places like China, the price per KG will typically fluctuate with the exchange rate and level of demand.
The easiest way is to simply bring it in to us. With thousands of items containing Aluminium, it would be impossible to list all possible price options. The team at Ingot Metals are experienced in processing aluminium and are the best bet for an accurate measure of value.
To give an indication of Aluminium prices, please visit the Scrap Metal Pricing guide