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Industries

Aluminum is a versatile material integral to modern life. The metal is found in everything from soda cans to cell phones to window frames to airplanes. The process for making the aluminum that goes into these products is found in the pages within the Industries section. Details about end use products are found in the Product Markets section. To learn more about each stage of the aluminum process, click on the icons below.

IndustriesBauxiteAlumina RefiningPrimary ProductionProcessingProduct MarketsRecyclingSecondary Production Castings Extrusions Forgings Pigments & Powder Rod & Bar Sheet & Plate Aerospace Aluminum Cans Automotive Building & Construction Electrical Electronics & Appliances Foil & Packaging Other Markets

The aluminum industry generates nearly $71 billion a year in direct economic impact.

The U.S. aluminum industry generates nearly $71 billion a year in direct economic impact. When all suppliers and related business functions are taken into account, the industry drives $174 billion in economic impact— almost 1 percent of GDP.

News

September 15, 2020
Aluminum Association president & CEO Tom Dobbins issued the following statement in response t
September 9, 2020
As Aluminum Can Use Grows, Design for Safe and Smart Recycling More Important than Ever