Aluminium encyclopaedia

Weber’s ‘Aluminium Pocket Encyclopaedia’ contains the most important technical terms used in the aluminium industry and provides interesting information about aluminium, from A for Alloys through to Z for Zeppelin. It is intended to provide an introduction to the metal.

Hall, Charles Martin

American chemist; discovered the fused-salt electrolysis process for the industrial-scale extraction of aluminium at the same time as the Frenchman Héroult in 1886.

Heat exchangers

An important component in many power plants for transferring heat from a warmer heat carrier to a cooler one. Made from aluminium in many cases.

Heat treatment

Depending on the alloy, pretreatment and subsequent processing, aluminium materials and work pieces are subjected to heat treatments which differ with respect to temperature, duration and method of cooling.

Héroult, Paul-Louis-Toussaint

French engineer, discovered fused-salt electrolysis for industry-scale aluminium extraction in 1886 at the same time as the American Charles Martin Hall.

High-purity aluminium alloys

Lowly alloyed aluminium of high purity is soft and corrosion resistant; it is therefore mainly used for printing plates, foil and chemical equipment.

Household equipment

Aluminium is used for cookware and equipment in the kitchen and the home because it is lightweight, corrosion resistant and does not pose a health risk.