THE ADVANTAGES OF ALUMINUM
- Fire risk
- Retains dust and grime, leading to possible contamination of the product.
- 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
- 100% recyclable