Alimex are pleased to announce their membership to ALFED
The Aluminium Federation (ALFED) is the trade association that represents the interests of the whole of the UK aluminium industry. ALFED has more than 70 member companies drawn from every sector of the UK aluminium industry, from primary production and secondary refining through to fabrication, finishing, distribution, stockholding and recycling. Members also include companies supplying the aluminium sector, and those manufacturing in aluminium.
ALFED’s mission is “to expand the market for aluminium products in the UK and to promote the interests of the Members of the Aluminium Federation."
Aluminium is a young metal, with a relatively late discovery less than 200 years ago. Despite this, it has become the second most used metal in the world, after iron, and established a well-earned reputation for its versatility and diverse range of applications.
Today, aluminium is a critical material because of its lightweight and high-strength properties, it also efficiently transmits conducted heat and has excellent recyclability. Aluminium is a Third of the weight of steel with 75% of aluminium produced still in active use today.
From aircrafts and skyscrapers to smartphones and packaging, aluminium is one of the most versatile materials used today. alimex are proud to be working with this young material supporting industry and universities to maximize the innovative possibilities of aluminium alloys.