Aluminum is the most resistant material against nature in all weather conditions. It is more 43 times more durable than wood, and 23 times more durable than PVC. Aluminum is resistant to moisture, swelling, deterioration, shrinking, and cracking. It does not require protective measures against UV radiation, it is light and easily maintainable.
Aluminum can be made as strong as iron and steel with various alloys, and its weight is about one third of these metals. As a greatly functional material it can be produced in unlimited numbers and forms. Its design flexibility is limitless; it is decorative, easy to handle, can be put to any form and it may be used in every aspect of life.
It can be produced with a strength and hardness that can compete against any material and it is environment-friendly. Aluminum is enviromentally friendly from manufacturing to consumption; it is recyclable and healthy, and it can contribute to the environment and economy. Aluminum appeals to any taste and it can be painted to any desired color. Paint increases the protective resistance and strength of the aluminum.
The usage amounts per capita of aluminum has increased by about 85% in Europe and 153% in Japan since 1975. Aluminum is used in many applications from vehicles to space shuttles, from packaging to construction, from trains to planes, from bodywork to decoration, from communication to heat insulation and many other areas. The pros and cons of aluminum joints in various aluminum joint applications: Aluminum joint profiles used in Aluminum joint displays, blinds, suspended ceilings and curtain walls, windows, doors, handrails, automatic doors, heat insulated joints, sliding doors, shutters, shop windows to name a few are special.