55 Years of Uninterrupted
Auto Aluminum Growth

Aluminum remains fastest growing automotive
material, new DuckerFrontier study confirms.

 

Environmental Superiority

Automotive aluminum offers the smallest total
carbon footprint among competing materials.

 

Infinite Possibilities

Automotive Aluminum Recycling Rate
Higher Than 90 percent, Study Confirms.

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Safety

Every aluminum-bodied vehicle crash tested by federal regulators earned a 5-star safety rating.

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Durability

The U.S. military trusts high-strength aluminum in combat vehicles like the Humvee.

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Sustainability

Aluminum offers the smallest total carbon footprint among all competing materials.

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Efficiency

Reducing weight with aluminum can increase fuel economy and electric vehicle driving range.

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Performance

Aluminum can help vehicles accelerate faster, brake in shorter distances and handle better.

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Cost Effectiveness

Using aluminum to reduce weight can be a catalyst for cost savings throughout the entire vehicle.

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Growing Use of Automotive Aluminum Sheet Delivers Environmental and Economic Advantages, New Report Details

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DETROIT, April 22, 2021—Aluminum is the fastest growing automotive material, and its use is expected to grow to record content levels of 514 pounds per vehicle by 2026, due largely to increased use of auto body sheet (ABS). As ABS growth accelerates, new research published in the Resources, Conservation & Recycling (RCR) Journal finds aluminum ABS scrap demand too will reach an all-time high in the next decade as the first mass produced aluminum-bodied vehicles—the Ford F-150, Super Duty, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator—reach end of life.

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Research Project on Automotive Aluminum Recycling Awarded DOE Grant

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DETROIT, April 14, 2021—The REMADE Institute, a public-private partnership established by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the first institute in the U.S. dedicated to accelerating the nation’s transition to a circular economy, awarded funding for a forthcoming research project about automotive aluminum recycling. The Aluminum Association is part of the research team and the project is led by the University of Michigan, in partnership with several stakeholders, including Ford Motor Company, Novelis, Argonne National Laboratory and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries. Forthcoming research will focus on ensuring aluminum automotive body sheet scrap from end-of-life vehicles is captured, recycled and reused in the making of new automotive body sheet for future vehicles. This research will help close the material loop and support key sustainability priorities for the aluminum industry.

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More than a truck -- it's a symbol of @Ford’s commitment to clean energy, American manufacturing and jobs, innovation by investing in R&D. #F150Lightning is the bright shining future of the auto industry. Thanks to members of Congress who came out today to see it in person.

The redesigned @BMW 2 Series Coupe #The2 boasts improved handling and performance aided by, you guessed it, our favorite metal—#aluminum. More on how an aluminum hood and front fenders maximizes weight distribution here: https://bit.ly/3qUGWFD

#DYK EVs require less components than traditional ICE vehicles? Learn more about why strong, durable and weight-reducing forged #aluminum is the perfect material for the future of electrification here: https://bit.ly/3dx9teN

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A Message About COVID-19

As the world unites to fight COVID-19, thank you to our automotive customers for being on the frontlines, driving the global economy forward. To ensure the supply chain remains unbroken, the aluminum industry is taking active measures to support the auto industry today—and as vehicle manufacturing begins to come back online. We remain committed to you—our partners—always, but especially in these challenging times. Stay safe. We're in it together and our mettle is strong.