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Do Artisanal Aluminium Pots Leech Toxic Metals Into Cooked Food?

Article and Research courtesy of Angela Mathee - [email protected] THE POTENTIAL FOR EXPOSURE TO TOXIC METALS FROM FOODS COOKED IN ARTISANAL ALUMINIUM POTS Increased awareness in recent years of the practice of smelting waste aluminium to craft cooking pots, has raised concern over the potential for leaching of toxic metals into...
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Which Aluminium Alloys Can Be Anodised?

Anodised Aluminium Products While it is widely known that aluminium has a great general appearance and good corrosion resistance, there are many instances where further increasing these properties is required. This is where the anodising process comes into play. Aluminium anodising is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of...
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The Aluminium Numbering System

Wrought Aluminium Alloys - The Aluminium Numbering System What is the Aluminium Numbering System? Aluminium is usually alloyed with several other elements in order to improve various properties such machinability or chemical resistance. As a result, there is a large amount of combinations of various alloying elements that can be combined...
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A Guide to Painting Aluminium

Aluminium has no shortage of useful and desirable properties, most of which contribute to its almost universal status as one of the most versatile metals on earth. This ever-increasing renown is resulting in more materials and products being replaced by aluminium alternatives every day. It is for this reason...
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5 Practical Uses Of Aluminium Foil That You Probably Never Knew

From wrapping food to braaing fish and mielies, aluminium foil has an abundance of practical uses, and due to its low cost and high versatility, is one of the most common items found in the kitchen today. Although you probably use this 'metallic paper' in numerous applications around the...
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The Best Type of Aluminium For Use in Electrical Applications

If you are an electrician or work with electricity on a regular basis, then chances are you quite used to dealing with aluminium. As a material that features numerous positive properties related to electrical use, the metal has become an important contributor to a variety of industries related both...
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Plastic backlash results in ramped up can production at Nampak

Nampak is ramping up manufacturing of aluminium cans as Africa's most significant manufacturer of drinks packaging reacts to shoppers' world-wide plastic rejections. The company is also placing increased focus on cardboard cartons and the development of a sustainable plastic lid made predominantly of sugar cane, CEO Andre de Ruyter claimed...
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South Africa Welcomes Aluminium Product Exclusions From US – Section 232 Duties

USA Flags Trade & Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has welcomed a recent announcement regarding improved trade developments with the United States as a positive step towards normalising relations between South Africa and The United States. This follows an announcement made by the US Department of Commerce stating that the department...
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