Aluminium Books 2014/1

AAMA'S ALUMINUM MATERIAL COUNCIL PUBLISHES SUSTAINABILITY WHITE PAPER

 

 

The Aluminum Material Council (AMC) of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released a new white paper on aluminum’s sustainability, strength and efficiency entitled, Aluminum: The total Solution for Sustainable, Strong and Efficient Commercial Building Design.

“The overall goal of the AMC white paper is to encapsulate the many strategic advantages when incorporating aluminum extrusions into today’s commercial fenestration products,” says Brent Slaton, Chair of AAMA’s AMC Marketing Committee. “These advantages include energy efficiency, recyclability/sustainability, cost advantages, freedom of design, strength to weight ratio and the plethora of colors and finishes available in the marketplace. Throughout this white paper, it’s easily understandable as to why aluminum extrusions have been used by design professionals for decades.”

According to the AAMA/WDMA 2011/2012 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights, in 2011, aluminum accounted for nearly 40 percent of the nonresidential entry door market and 24 percent of the nonresidential interior door market. Aluminum framed skylights were the dominant (87 percent) configuration on the market in 2011.

Aluminum: The Total Solution for Sustainable, Strong and Efficient Commercial Building Design is available for free download in AAMA’s online Publication Store. Companies are encouraged to include a link to the white paper on their own websites.

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ALUMINUM RECYCLING

by Mark E. Schlesinger 

 

Even though over 30% of the aluminum produced worldwide now comes from secondary sources (recycled material), there are few books that cover the recycling process from beginning to end. Meeting the need for a comprehensive treatment of the aluminum recycling process, Aluminum Recycling explores the technology and processing strategies required to convert scrap aluminum and its alloys into new aluminum products and mixtures.

The book details the collecting, sorting, and separating of scrap aluminum as well as the processing and upgrading equipment used. It first describes the aluminum alloys that are contained in the ore body and the various "mines" where aluminum scrap is found, followed by a discussion of the procedures for separating scrap aluminum from other materials. Subsequent chapters review the furnaces used for remelting the recovered scrap and the refining techniques that improve its purity and quality. The book also discusses the economics of scrap recycling and outlines the structure of the recycling industry. The final chapter addresses the unique environmental and safety challenges that recycling operations face.

Although the benefits of recycling are numerous, aluminum recycling presents a series of unique challenges. Aluminum Recycling expertly leads you through the sequences of scrap aluminum recycling to provide a solid foundation for overcoming these obstacles.

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ALUMINUM & ALUMINUM ALLOYS

edited by J.R. Davis 
  

This one-stop reference is a tremendous value and time saver for engineers, designers and researchers who select and process aluminum and aluminum alloys.Emerging technologies, including aluminum metal-matrix composites, are combined with all the essential aluminum information from the 20-volume ASM Handbook series (with newly updated statistical information). Contents include: General introduction to aluminum and alloy metallurgy and designations; Selection and application of wrought, cast, powdered, composite, coating materials; Casting, forming, fabrication and finishing; Metallography, microstructures and phase diagrams; Properties of aluminum and alloys, including corrosion behavior and tribology.

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THE SURFACE TREATMENT & FINISHING OF ALUMINIUM & ITS ALLOYS
by P G Sheasby & R Pinner. 
6th Edition. 1400pp in 2 Vols + 1 CD-ROM.