Why Aluminium

A material with extraordinary properties

Aluminium is the third most abundant chemical element on the planet and the most common metal in the Earth's crust. It also has many attributes that have positioned it as the greatest ally of any sector, whether industrial or dedicated to producing articles of daily use.

Aluminium is exceptionally light, weighing only 2.7 gr/cm3, one third of the weight of other materials, such as iron. Strength is another of its great characteristics, thanks to the oxide layer that naturally forms on its surface and protects it against corrosion. Aluminium is also malleable, fire-resistant and 100% recyclable without loss of quality, so it has endless lives and offers an infinite number of exceptional results.

The unmatched advantages of aluminium make it an ideal material, giving optimal results in industries of all kinds thanks to its versatility, which enables it to adapt to each sector’s manufacturing and finishing requirements.

This metal is synonymous with long-term quality as it resists the passage of time with practically no wear, deformation or alteration caused by external agents. It requires little maintenance, so its durability is fully assured.

It is a zsustainable material, since the manufacture of recycled aluminium billets employs only 5% of the energy used to produce primary aluminium and generates a small carbon footprint. exlabesa’s commitment to sustainability and respect for the environment has led us to invest in recycling plants, producing recycled aluminium billets that will later be used to extrude new profiles, ultimately giving aluminium infinite lives.

Likewise, the metal’s quality-price ratio is superb, giving great performance at a very affordable cost. At the same time, the long lifetime of aluminium products makes them a safe investment as well as offering great economic savings.

Advantages

Uses and aplications

Aluminium's excellent qualities can be enhanced by alloying; therefore, exlabesa has invested in the productive capacities that enable us to adjust to the requirements of diverse industries and their wide range of products.

Aluminium’s strength, lightness and sustainability make it an ideal material for building and architecture, especially for use in profiles for windows, doors, façades, and for slats, and other components. The metal’s shock absorption capacity has led the automotive industry to use it in many components. Similarly, the transport industry uses this metal because of its flexibility and resistance to corrosion.

On the other hand, durability has made aluminium an excellent choice for all types of infrastructure. By perfectly combining lightness, versatility, strength and conductivity, it has become one of the most widely used materials in the energy and electrical sector. Today, aluminium’s excellent properties mean it is widely used in all kinds of production processes in all sectors, from communications to electronics and many more.