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Alcoa Celebrates 125 Years of Modern Aluminum

Miracle Metal Continues to Build on Its Sustainable Legacy

This month marks a milestone in American history that’s known to few but benefits everyone. Thanks to the birth of the modern aluminum smelting process 125 years ago by Charles Martin Hall, thousands of products can be made safer, lighter, more fuel efficient and more recyclable.

Hall was just 22 years old and a student at Oberlin College in Ohio when he discovered the way to create aluminum by separating it from bauxite ore through electrolysis. The aluminum pellets created from this discovery are called “Alcoa’s crown jewels” because it led to the patent Hall received July 9, 1886, and later the founding of Alcoa.

Learn more at www.alcoa.com.

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    • Aluminum, The Miracle MetalCelebrating a Remarkable History; Looking Toward a Bright FutureKevin Anton, Chief Sustainability Officer, AlcoaCharles Martin Hall DinnerFebruary 23, 2011
    • 2
      Aluminum: Groundbreaking past, innovative present, bright future
      We’re advancing
      entire industries
      and markets
      We reshapedthe industry
      We innovatedmarkets
      An industry is born
      2010
      1888
      1900
      Electrical conductor
      Model T castings
    • The Miracle Metal creates unique value for diverse applications
      Transportation
      Consumer Electronics
      Packaging
      Lightweight
      Highlyconductive
      Recyclable
      Oil & Gas
      Building & Construction
      Fuel efficient
      High strength
      Non corrosive
      Durable
      Malleable
      Defense
      Aerospace
      3
    • Fulfilling mankind’s dream of flying
      Airbus A 380
      Aluminum in Aerospace
      • Nearly 100 years of proven structural performance
      • Unparalleled strength, weight and cost characteristics
      • Equal fuel efficiency to composites at lower cost across multiple platforms
      • Alcoa developed 90% of all aerospace aluminum alloys
      Alcoa Aerospace
      Mitsubishi Regional Jet
      #1 in Fasteners
      #1 in Advanced structures
      Initial Design: Composite wings
      2009 Redesign: Aluminum wings
      #1 in Power & Propulsion
      4
    • Aluminum innovations save lives in defense and combat
      5
      Performance – lightweight, forged control arms on the suspension are critical to stability
      Protection – survivability increases due to Alcoa armor plate
      Payload – Alcoa fasteners hold the MRAP together on rugged terrain
      F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
      MRAP-ATV (Mine Resistant
      Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicle)
      8,000 in Afghanistan
      Littoral Combat Ship
    • Lighter, stronger, safer, greener cars
      6
      Safety: Changing body structure from steel to aluminum can reduce stopping distances from 70 km/h to zero by up to 7 feet -- can mean the difference between a serious collision and a near-miss.
      Shift to aluminum saves 550 lbs direct and secondary weight-- no compromise to safety
      Aluminum content helps automakers meet CAFE standards -- 10% better fuel economy
      10% reduction in car’s weight = 7% reduction in its GHGs
      90% of auto aluminum is recycled
    • Hungry for a cool design….
      7
      Differentiated surfaces – aesthetically beautiful
      Dent resistant / durable
      Thermal management
      Recyclable
      “With its sleek aluminum design …Mac mini is pretty incredible.”
      Mac mini
    • 3
      Packaging options expanding – from bottles to shaped cans
      Innovative Options
      Aluminum Bottles and Shaped Cans
      The best thing since the aluminum can
      8
      8
    • As copper prices increase, aluminum wins
      9
      Copper Prices Moving Up
      Aluminum Is The Natural Substitute
      19 mmt
      Refined Cu
      Aluminum Replacement Examples
      • Heat sinks for electronics, PCB’s
      • Building façades
      • Bussed electrical center components
      • Wire harnesses
      • High Voltage Cables
      • Utility buss bars
      • Low voltage installations in cities, industrial or commercial buildings
      • Battery cables
      Other
      320%
      Cladding
      Transportation
      High Voltage
      Low Voltage Electrical wiring & cable
      Potential
      20% substitution
      3.8 mmt per year
      Sources: Bank of America / Merrill Lynch, International Copper Study Group and Alcoa Analysis
    • The future of Aluminum is bright… and Alcoa can’t wait for tomorrow!
      10
      Future Products and Processes Have Potential to Revolutionize Industries
      Aerospace
      Defense
      Energy
      Consumer Electronics
      Building & Construction
      Low-cost concentrating solar power
      Fuselage sheet that mimics sharkskin
      Ultra-thin laptops – no cooling fans
      Strong, light, blast-resistant military vehicles
      Self-cleaning buildings
      Packaging
      Ground Transportation
      Manufacturing
      Oil & Gas
      Nano-coatings that boost life of oil riser systems
      Great-looking, “cool,” sustainable packaging designs
      Processes that produce oxygen – not emissions
      Aluminum-intensive electric cars