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[INFOGRAPHIC] Breaking down aluminium

As one of the most common metals in the world, aluminium doesnt get the credit it deserves. The silver white metal, which only occurs in compounds and n...

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|May 7|magazine3 min read

As one of the most common metals in the world, aluminium doesn’t get the credit it deserves. The silver white metal, which only occurs in compounds and never in a free form, is the second most used metal in the world. It can be found in everything from planes, cars to buildings, machinery, consumer durables, packaging and even electrical uses.

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In fact, aluminium is the third most abundant element in the world after oxygen and silicon, and is the most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust. Not to mention, the metal was used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans as a bright red dye as well as an astringent to help in the healing of cuts and wounds.

The following infographic breaks down everything you need to know about aluminium, including highest producing and consuming countries, as well as little known facts.

(Source: VisualCapitalist)