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.


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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The U.S. aluminum industry is a key element of the nation's manufacturing base, directly employing more than 166,000 workers. https://alu.mn/2WBZ5JW

Congratulations to @AluminumNews, @Ford, @Novelis, @UMich, @argonne, @ISRI and Light Metal Consultants on the recently awarded research grant from @REMADEInstitute. More on what this means for the future of clean transportation: https://bit.ly/3uPFll1.

McLaren Relies Heavily on Aluminum in new Lightweight Supercar
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We are proud to be part of the LIBERATE project to design an #aluminium #EV battery enclosure with Impression Technologies, @BMWGroup, @volvocars & others! Light, strong, #infinitelyrecyclable aluminium is the material of choice for #mobility challenges. http://ow.ly/qoBm50Ej1K1


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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.