• Fire risk
  • Retains dust and grime, leading to possible contamination of the product.
  • Deterioration.
  • Exposed edges and points may cause injury and jeopardize the product and equipment.
  • Difficulty in producing uniform sizes in large quantities.
  • Without proper treatment, attracts insects and houses organisms harmful to health, a significant problem in international shipments.
  • Recycling and disposal hindered principally when sprayed with preservatives or pesticides.
  • No residual value, creating a negative environmental impact.
  • Rust - periodic maintenance and high cost during life cycle.
  • Produces adverse environmental due to scraping and painting.
  • Heavy – higher shipping and handling costs.
  • Difficulty in recycling and disposal.
  • Negative residual value.

  • High fire risk, with release of toxic gases.
  • May tear or break.
  • High cost of tools and moldings.
  • Short life span.
  • The transportation of heavy loads reduces project life span.
  • May lose shape and fit during use.
  • Heavy design and large volume required to meet load needs, resulting in loss of storage space.
  • High recycling and disposal costs.
  • Low residual value.
  • Produces static, attracting dust particles.

Advantages of Aluminum
  • Meets GMP standards (FDA-Sanitary)
  • Enables optimal cleaning and sanitation
  • Good cost/benefit ratio
  • High resistance and durability
  • Resistance to corrosion
  • Low weight
  • Non-flammable
  • 100% recyclable