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Why aluminium in your smartphone contains aluminium of the highest purity

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Why aluminium in your smartphone contains aluminium of the highest purity

High-purity aluminium is manly used in products such as LCD screens, computers, smartphones, tablets and other products. Photo: Getty/iStock/Martin Dimitrov

99 percent pure aluminum? The high-technological electronics industry go for two or even three nines after the period: for aluminium of very high purity. Here is why they need it.

High-purity aluminium is not just as pure as it gets, it is also high-speed: it moves electrical current even faster. That speeds up electronic semiconductors and devices from computers to smartphones.

Hands typing a computer keyboard

High-purity aluminium speeds up electronic semiconductors and devices from computers to smartphones. Photo: Getty/iStock

Car in a production hall

The Start/Stop device in passenger cars are one of many areas benefiting of this type of metal. Photo: Getty/iStock

Whether in displays, micro-chips, memory drives or with the Start/Stop device in passenger cars – countless people all over the world benefit from this metal. Sometimes even just a touch of it is enough,

says Berthold Lukat, who leads this business in Hydro.

Read how cars are making the automotive industry the most important global market for aluminum.

Tailored high-end aluminium

The high-end aluminum is produced with fractional crystallization, finally casting the ready-to-use liquid metal to various shapes, tailored to the customer’s request.

Want to know more? Read more about High purity aluminium on hydro.com

Testing of aluminium quality.

The high-end aluminum is produced with fractional crystallization. Photo: Hydro

Most of this aluminium goes to the high-tech industry in Asia, and mainly used in products such as LCD screens, computers, smartphones, tablets and other products.

High-purity aluminium. Photo: Hydro

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