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The Aluminium Industry James R King

The Aluminium Industry

James R King

Published May 9th 2014
ISBN : 9781306378062
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343 pages
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Aluminium is the most abundant metal in the Earths crust but, because aluminium was isolated experimentally only in 1827 and produced in commercial quantities only after 1886, its production and use is many times less than that of iron. However overMoreAluminium is the most abundant metal in the Earths crust but, because aluminium was isolated experimentally only in 1827 and produced in commercial quantities only after 1886, its production and use is many times less than that of iron. However over twice as much aluminium is produced as copper and the annual percentage growth in its consumption between 1985 and 1998 at 2.8% is significantly greater than that of iron and steel.The aluminium industry provides an in-depth overview of the international aluminium trade at the turn of the millennium. Its clearly presented information, analysis and statistics bring the industry into sharp focus from extraction and refining to applications, markets, prices and future trends.The aluminium industry is essential reading for: Professionals whose businesses participate in, supply or buy from any part of the aluminium industryThe finance community with investment interests in the metals or raw materials industriesEngineers needing an overview of the structure and commercial operation of the aluminium industryGovernment policy makers and all those needing an introduction to the industry or a training resource for new entrantsRead this guide and find out about: How the aluminium industry has developed from its earliest beginningsHow the key raw materials, bauxite and alumina are processedWhy technical trends are changing the production of aluminiumHow primary aluminium is pricedThe role of recycled aluminium metalHow demand is changing and the main applications for aluminium products today and in the futureThe organisation of international trade, industry corporate structures and the key issues that will determine the industrys future