Aluminium takes a leading role when planning and executing efficient constructions, firstly due to its advantageous properties and, secondly, as a pressed and drawn product, it can be outstandingly processed and machined. When compared with other materials and production processes, aluminium sections have specific advantages that permit superior technical and economic solutions. In September 2010, the industry presents its range of services at the ALUMINIUM in Essen.
Throughout Europe (EU 27 and EFTA), the demand in 2008 for pressed and drawn products, such as sections, tubes and bars of aluminium amounted to around 2.9 million tons, the demand in Germany last year amounted to about 700,000 tons. The largest consumer of these products is the construction sector, including solar applications, followed by the transport sector and machine building. Thanks to the multifarious forms and surfaces, extruded sections play an important part during the production of roofing, windows and doors, gratings, railings as well as fittings. System solutions based on extruded profiles, in particular, have prevailed. Windows, doors, walls, balcony and conservatory structures are supplied ready for installation.