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.



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




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


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


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


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


Cost Effectiveness

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


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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Electric Vehicles: Making Them Lighter, Safer and More Efficient with Aluminum Alloys https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=20395

Aluminum is an essential element of electrification ⚡️🔌 In his recent @SME_MFG byline, ATG chair Mike Keown discusses aluminum’s content growth and its role in auto innovations. Read more about the material on the frontline of future mobility here: https://bit.ly/3mKG6Lz

@DriveAluminum chair Mike Keown echoes the aluminum advantage as an essential element of vehicle electrification in his recent @SME_MFG byline. Read more about how our favorite metal supports the automotive market here: https://bit.ly/3mKG6Lz

#DYK aluminum is a key enabler to electrification. Aluminum extrusions and high-pressure diecast are growing to support battery housings, motor housings and body structural components in future vehicles. 🔌🔋🚗 #WorldEVDay


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