The desire to make everyday objects more environmentally friendly grows stronger each year. Humanity achieved a certain technological comfort and thought about increasing standards of living not only for current, but for future generations as well.
Modern technological progress aims at not only increasing functionality of our surroundings, but also improving our environmental situation. Many foreign countries prioritise technical requirements that are classified as safe for the environment.
Innovative solutions based on aluminium give the option to meet society’s high demands for environmental safety. In the US, it was made a requirement to decrease vehicle weight by replacing steel bodies with aluminium in order to lower harmful emissions from transport vehicles.
In construction, aluminium has become an excellent innovative solution for prominent architectural projects in recent years, such as panoramic glazing in tall buildings and constructions, and construction of bridges. Apart from environmental and fire safety aspects, aluminium profile glazing brings bold architectural decisions to life. In high panoramic windows and skyscrapers, it is only possible to use aluminium profile, as it can withstand heavier loads than PVC.
Contemporary international architects are actively using aluminium glazing not only in tall buildings, but also in private housing. Moreover, aluminium is widely used in various elements of internal and external construction, facades, rooves, and wall and ceiling panels.
The clearest example of an innovative use for aluminium in the modern world is in aluminium power sources. Starting in 2010, scientists from various countries around the world have strived to make energy not only useful, but also safe. In contrast to existing lithium power sources, aluminium ones would avoid possible spontaneous combustion and explosion of the battery in case of overheating and mechanical damage.
Rechargeable aluminium power sources could relieve network at peak times, and would also provide energy to remote locations. A team of scientists and engineers from various countries in Europe are now working on this type of energy storage device, funded by leading scientific universities and energy companies.