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.

Oersted, Hans Christian

Danish natural scientist who discovered electromagnetism at the beginning of the 19th century and in 1825 was the first person to produce pure aluminium.

Oxide layer

Wafer-thin layer of aluminium oxides that forms on aluminium and its alloys in air and water and that has a corrosion-inhibiting effect.