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Jun 21, 2001

'Magic' metal used since ancient times

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Aluminium|Industrial|Bearing
Aluminium|Industrial|Bearing
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© Reuse this While aluminium was discovered only some 160 years ago, and has been produced in industrial quantities for only the last 100 years, aluminium-bearing compounds have been used by man from the earliest times, reports the UK Aluminium Federation.

Primitive man made pottery from clays containing hydrated aluminium silicate, while the Egyptians and Babylonians used aluminium salts for the preparation of dyes and medicines.

Aluminium is the earth's third most abundant element, yet it is never found in its natural form as a pure metal.

It was not until 1886 that Charles Hall, in the US, and Paul H © Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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