Sustainability Research

Major Sustainability Gains for North American Aluminum Industry

A peer-reviewed life-cycle assessment (LCA) study shows a major decline in energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions for primary aluminum production in the U.S. and Canada. The study covers all life cycle impacts from aluminum production through semi-fabrication.

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Advancing Aluminum

Aluminum Alloys 101

In 1954, there were 75 registered aluminum alloys.  Today, there are more than 530 registered active compositions and that number continues to grow. That underscores how versatile and ubiquitous aluminum has become in our modern world. So what are aluminum alloys and why are they important?

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An Economic Engine

Driving the Modern Manufacturing Renaissance

In just the past year, Aluminum Association member companies have announced U.S. plant expansions totaling more than $2.6 billion in total investment and creating more than 1,400 permanent and temporary jobs.

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Get the Facts About Aluminum

The aluminum industry generates more than $65 billion a year in direct economic impact.

The U.S. aluminum industry generates more than $65 billion a year in direct economic impact. When all suppliers and related business functions are taken into account, the industry drives $152 billion in economic impact—nearly 1 percent of GDP.


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Guide to Help Users Meet Green Building Certification with the Use of Aluminu

Latest Modern Metal Brief

November 24, 2015

The Association debuted new green building guidelines, as well as an aluminum electrical conductor checklist for building inspectors.