New Study Shows Aluminum Superior to Steel in Shedding Vehicle Body Mass, Boosting Fuel Economy

Industry Reveals Results of New Vehicle Design Study at 2013 SAE World Congress

A new study released today shows that an all-aluminum vehicle can shed more than 40 percent body mass, boosting fuel economy by 18 percent when combined with secondary mass savings and other design changes. The study helps explain why car and truck makers are shifting away from steel to aluminum, and supports projections that aluminum-intensive vehicles will become more common in the marketplace with continued demand for more fuel efficient vehicles.

Aluminum Kicks Off Super Bowl Ads | Association President on Fox News

New innovations in aluminum beverage packaging kicks off this year's Super Bowl ads. Aluminum Transportation Group releases ad touting market growth for aluminum in autos. Association President Heidi Brock talks to FoxNews.com about wine ... in a can. And more.

The Metal of Modern Life: Fall Meeting 2013 Recap

The Aluminum Association’s fall meeting, “The Metal of Modern Life,” marked the celebration of the Association’s 80th anniversary.  The Association named a new Chairman and Vice Chairman; appointed three new members; re-elected eight members to the Board of Directors; and accepted four new members.

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Since the introduction of aluminum into major U.S. markets in the early 1900s, the reach of this metal has grown enormously. As aluminum enters into its second century of widespread use, new scientific and production technologies continue to expand its market potential. Solar panel nanotechnology and aluminum-air batteries will help lead the way toward the development of new and innovative markets in the 21st century.

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