Resources | The Aluminum Association


Your Source for Industry Information

Since its founding by an Act of Congress in 1933, the Aluminum Association has been the primary source for information and data on the North American aluminum industry. From aluminum product standards to industry statistics to technical information about the metal, the Resources section is where you'll find the latest information about aluminum today.

Industry Standards

For more than 60 years, the Aluminum Association has worked with the industry to develop and maintain technical standards for aluminum production. From designating alloys to answering technical questions to engaging with the academic community, the Association’s Standards & Technology Department creates the backbone of a vital communication system that facilitates the production, sale and use of aluminum. 

Industry Statistics

The Aluminum Association is the primary source for statistics and business information on the North American aluminum industry. Through ongoing surveys of more than 100 aluminum producers, the Association is able to deliver data on 100 percent of all primary and nearly 90 percent of all mill output in the United States and Canada. The Association’s more than two-dozen different statistical reports cover every segment of the aluminum market, from orders to shipments to capacity. Members of the Aluminum Association can access a full archive of Association statistical reports for free by logging into our Members Area.

Technical FAQs & Information

The Aluminum Association has experts on staff trained on many technical aspects of aluminum. This section collates material on a variety of issues associated with the production and use of the metal -- from design to electrical to safety and more. 

Aluminum foil provides a complete barrier to light, oxygen, moisture and bacteria.

Aluminum foil provides a complete barrier to light, oxygen, moisture and bacteria. For this reason, foil is used extensively in food and pharmaceutical packaging. Aluminum foil is also used to make aseptic packaging. This type of packaging enables storage of perishable goods without refrigeration.


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