Aluminium has been used in the transport with success in Europe since 1930 and has proved to have similar wear resistant characteristics as steel. The specific weight of aluminium (2.7g/cm3) is ⅓ of that of steel. The following are advantages of aluminium:
- In the transport industry, aluminium allows clients for higher profit margins due to the substantial increase in legal payload;
- Reduced fuel consumption;
- It is corrosion resistance and therefore do not need to be painted (environmental hazard);
- Lightweight yet not sacrificing wear resistance; and
- Aluminium is green.
- 75% of aluminium produced since it has been discovered is still in use today
- Recycling aluminium saves 90-95 percent of the energy needed to make aluminium from the ore.