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.
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.
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.
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.