Happy Birthday, Aluminium!

“Everything old is new again,” goes the song. They could have been singing about aluminium.

April 12, 2011
We’re celebrating the 125th birthday of the Hall-Héroult process for making aluminium.

Hydro is one of the leading fully integrated aluminium companies in the world, and we are very engaged in recycling and remelting, a process that requires just 5 percent of the energy needed to make primary aluminium.

Aluminium is the metal that can be used again and again, without sacrificing any of its outstanding qualities. In fact, 75 percent of all aluminium ever made is still in use.

That’s why no matter how many birthdays aluminium can celebrate, we call our metal “Forever Young.”

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Updated: October 11, 2016