The Aluminum Association
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The Aluminum Association, based in Arlington, Virginia, works globally to aggressively promote aluminum as the most sustainable and recyclable automotive, packaging and construction material in today’s market. The Association represents U.S. and foreign-based primary producers of aluminum, aluminum recyclers and producers of fabricated products, as well as industry suppliers. Member companies operate approximately 180 plants in the United States, with many conducting business worldwide.
The Association provides global product standards, industry statistics and expert knowledge to member companies and policy makers nationwide. Engaging in a wide range of public policy and technical forums, the Association is committed to advancing aluminum as the sustainable metal of choice around the world.
Key work areas:
The Aluminum Association directly engages Members of Congress and federal policy makers to advocate for a vibrant North American aluminum industry. Issues of energy, climate and recycling can impact the 500,000+ industry jobs and $152 billion economic contribution to the U.S. economy.
- Health, safety and the environment
Since 1995, energy demand for primary aluminum production has decreased by 26% and the carbon footprint has been reduced by 37%. The committees, reports and special forums, led by the Aluminum Association, have provided information and best practices in support of such process improvements. The Association is also leading discussions and initiatives around key health and safety issues such as combustible dust and casthouse safety.
The Aluminum Association designations and product standards information are used throughout all facets of aluminum commerce, as well as in other organizations’ codes and standards. Most industry product standards for aluminum mill products are published in Aluminum Standards and Data available in both customary and metric editions.