Aluminum

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Aluminum

The most abundant metal in the crust of the Earth. Because it is not very dense and is resistant to corrosion, it has a wide variety of commercial uses, notably in transportation, packaging, and construction. It is also used in home appliances. Aluminum is also spelled aluminium, especially in countries where British English predominates.
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Foundry Recycling Could Profit by Aluminums Success
consumption of aluminum used in 1989 was made up of new marketable and old scrap that had been recycled, and the recycling ratio will continue to grow to well over 30% in the 1990s," Laurence N.
He cited the automobile industry as one reason why the percentage will grow, stating that there are more cars being produced, each with an ever-increasing aluminum content, and each will eventually find its way to the scrap recycler and the smelter's furnace.