In recent years, the trend of using aluminum in construction has increased and it is considered by construction experts and architects as a green material. Aluminum is not only a terrific alternative for plastic, steel, wood, etc. because it is light weight and has high load capacity and high flexibility, it also allows architects to come up with different ideas, making home projects unique.
There are countless products that use aluminum. In addition to its applications in the automotive and aerospace industries, aluminum is also commonly used in construction and interior design projects for partitions, gutters, and sewers. Aluminum can be found in beverage cans, cookware, and more. Aluminum has extremely high corrosion resistance and also contains many other excellent mechanical properties. Many different products with different needs use aluminum.
According to construction experts around the world, high-grade aluminum and glass products are used quite a lot in architecture, especially in solar protection, building protection, or projects with demanding structures but has a complex shape that cannot be met by stainless steel. Aluminum-made items have the advantage of being light, fast, visible, and easy to maintain and repair, creating a variety of forms and material barriers for the building facade and interior decoration.
“Light, durable and easy to use” are three words used to describe aluminum. The “light” feature reduces the weight of items allowing interior developers to flexibly expand or change their designs while ensuring the progress of the projects. Meanwhile, good resistance to corrosion is the key feature that makes aluminum more popular even in the harsh tropical climates. 20% of global aluminum production is used in the construction industry. It is difficult to find any homes that do not make use of this material because of the mechanical and technical advantages that make aluminum a perfect material.
Overcoming traditional “competitors” such as plastic doors or wooden doors, aluminum furniture items are becoming some of the most popular aesthetic products in recent years for offices, shops and homes because of its advantages that outperform other materials.
Sustainability and Weather resistance
Aluminum furniture items always maintain a durable look despite all the extreme weather conditions, thanks to aluminum’s heat-resistant and water-resistant properties. Aluminum objects have better water resistance than wooden objects, and are not affected by the sun or wind like a plastic object. Aluminum products have a long service life because aluminum is a material that does not oxidize, and does not age or stain after long periods of use.
Aluminum items are more stable than those made of wood or copper because aluminum items always preserve the original beauty and structure. Aluminum molds and doors have tight feeding, ensuring tightness, increasing the ability to ventilate heat around a home. Meanwhile, wooden doors can warp or shrink due to the relatively harsh climatic conditions in tropical or cold countries.
Convenient for painting and cleaning
Furniture items made from aluminum have glossy surfaces, so they have good dirt resistance and are easy to clean. Aluminum items can only be damaged if they suffer the impact of a strong force, causing the aluminum frame to deform or break. In that case, the replacement and repair are also very simple. Simply replace the mend/replace the deformed aluminum part.
Safety for usage
Aluminum items are resistant to fire and have anti-decomposition properties. As a result, users can be assured to use them for their projects. If there is a fire, the aluminum frames is resistant to high temperatures. Therefore, you do not worry about burning, thereby minimizing the possibility of fire passing around the room, especially through aluminum doors.
Sound and heat insulation
Aluminum products include components such as shaped plastic frames to maximize soundproofing. They also possess a heat insulation rate of 2 to 4 times higher than traditional doors such as wood or plastic ones. Against adverse weather conditions, using aluminum furniture items helps you save energy used for heating equipment in winter and air-conditioning in the summer.
Aluminum items have a pleasing aesthetic, contributing to create a high-class and luxurious space, suitable for offices, shops, apartments, or houses. Aluminum items have many different types of surfaces, with delicate beautiful color patterns for users to freely choose to suit their projects.
Waterproof and odorless
When using for food storage, the aluminum foil is only 0.007mm in thickness. Yet it is durable and completely waterproof, keeping any food wrapped in it from contamination or external flavors. It also blocks ultraviolet rays.
Furthermore, the metal itself is non-toxic and odorless, making it ideal for packaging sensitive products like food or medicine. The fact that recycled aluminum can be used reduces carbon emissions for this stage by food and beverage manufacturers.
Aluminum is non-magnetic, making it useful for electrical shields such as in computer disks, disc antennas, bus-bars, or magnet enclosures.
Aluminum is non-toxic. It is often used to make pans, pressure cookers, and many other cookware that can provide great levels of safety. It can be easily cleaned and does not contaminate the food at any stage.
Shock absorbent and sound insulated
Aluminum is an excellent sound insulation and is used for the construction of ceilings. It is also used in automotive bumpers due to its shock absorption properties.
Aluminum does not spark when it comes in contact with itself or items made from non-ferrous metal materials, making it a low risk for indoors fire hazards.
Aluminum is a unique metal. It’s strong, durable, flexible, impervious, light, corrosion resistant, and 100% recyclable. In fact, aluminum tops the recycling chain because of its limitless recyclability. We can actually recycle aluminum forever, without any loss of quality. That is why more than two-thirds of all aluminum ever produced is still used today. Since recycled aluminum is significantly cheaper than aluminum produced from primary ores, it is highly favored by manufacturers to reduce costs. Recycled aluminum can come in many forms, allowing it to be used for a wide variety of products. Evidence for this is all around. Aluminum saves more energy in the recycling process than any other material. Aluminum recycling requires only 5% of energy when compared to producing pure aluminum from bauxite ores. Aluminum can be recycled and reused many times, for only a fraction of the original production cost, without sacrificing any of its properties or quality. Aluminum recycling uses less energy and can offer significant cost-efficiency, which appeal to manufacturers, end users, and environmental groups.
Aluminum’s use in interior decoration and/or renovation has long been and continues to be the consumer choice for its innovative form and reliable functionality. The aluminum’s premium look and feel gives an impression of a premium quality that other packaging materials have never seen before. Increasingly, high-end brands are adopting aluminum barrel solutions with unique shapes and eye-catching designs that attract the attention of consumers. The outstanding recycling quality is another reason why the growing world of environmentally conscious consumers prefer aluminum-made products.