Often people wonder about the right way to spell the word
aluminium since it is spelt in two different ways. Which is
correct? The answer is easy: both are right. In the US it is
"aluminum," with just one jaunty "i". Almost anywhere else
in the world, it's the stylish and elegant aluminium. In
Spanish it's aluminio, in Italian it's alluminio. The charm
this metallic element holds to people anywhere in the world
is the same regardless of how it is spelt.
Aluminium found abundantly in the earth's crust is the most
difficult to extract. It never comes alone and is found in
combination with other elements such as oxygen or sulphur.
The most commonly used ore from which aluminium is extracted
is bauxite. Once converted into its metallic state, aluminum
is like no other material on earth. It has a bright future
because its combination of useful properties is
extraordinary. Aluminium is the metal of the future. Why? It
- Light in weight . About one-third as heavy as copper
- Highly resistant to corrosion after anodizing/
- Nonmagnetic and extremely useful around compasses
or sensitive electronics.
- Excellent reflector of heat and light.
- Excellent conductor of heat and electricity.
- Highly workable, capable of being formed by all
- Naturally good-looking.
- And eminently recyclable