6 Reasons to Choose Aluminum in Foodservice, Supermarket & Material Handling

Aluminum is a great material for foodservice, supermarket, and distribution centers because it is durable, light weight, cost-effective and easy to maintain. It can be used in any type of environment from pick & fulfillment warehouses to food processing plants. Here are six reasons you should choose aluminum in your next project:    1) Aluminum is lightweight and easy to push 2) It’s versatile therefore easy to customize 3) Aluminum is cost effective 4) This metal is extremely durable 5) Aluminum is stylish 6) Last but not least – aluminum is recyclable!
1. Lightweight/Easy to Push
Did you know that aluminum is one of the lightest metals on earth? Aluminum weighs (2.7 grams per cubic centimeter), which is less than half of that of iron (7.8 g/cm3). It’s perfect for use in warehouses, distribution centers, and other industrial settings because it doesn’t add any extra weight to heavy loads.
2. Versatile
One of the most important advantages of aluminum is its versatility. It’s easy to form which is important for the design of lightweight and cost-efficient structures. An interesting aspect compared to competing materials is the availability of aluminum to be extruded through open and closed dies with intricate shapes and different wall thicknesses.
3. Cost Effective
Focus is increasingly directed toward the system cost and life cycle cost analysis of equipment. Our Primary grade aluminum will never rust or corrode and can be used in many types of environments. This means you won’t have to replace it as often. It’s also extremely heavy duty, so it lasts longer.
4. Recyclable
Aluminum can be recycled again and again, saving about 95% of the energy required for primary production.  When recycled, it can be reused multiple times before it is discarded for good. Recycling aluminum saves the energy that would otherwise be used to make new products from raw materials.
5. Stylish
Some of the most stylish vehicles, buildings, consumer products, fashion items and accessories have employed aluminum – both for its functional and aesthetic properties, as well as its durability, formability and natural finish.
6. Durable
Aluminum — even unpainted and uncoated — resists corrosion by water. Its use can avoid the substantial extra costs of galvanizing, coating and painting required for some competing materials. Aluminum does not rust. It is no weakened or embrittled by desert heat, northern cold, or the ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. It can withstand cold and wet environments and everyday wear and tear.
Aluminum is a popular material in the foodservice, supermarket and distribution center industries for its durability, light weight, cost-effectiveness and easy maintenance. It can be used in any type of environment from pick & fulfillment warehouses to food processing plants. To learn more about our products visit our website at www.newageindustrial.com. Also, enjoy this short video with more reasons for “Why Aluminum?”