Aluminum is a light metal with a density of 2.7 kg per dm3. Aluminum is therefore approximately three times lighter than steel. Yet, for its low density and light weight, aluminum is a strong, tough and elastic material. This relative strength makes aluminum suitable for a variety of applications in a variety of sectors.
The material is a good conductor of both heat and electricity. This makes it a useful metal for applications in cooling systems and heating systems.
Aluminum is resistant to corrosion and is highly reflective.