Aluminum is a metal very recent implementation in industry.
In ancient times it was used as a double salt as dry cleaning and for medicinal use (today is still used) but without the awareness of a metal handle.
In the early nineteenth century, the only way to isolate it was by chemical processes and at great expense, and in minute quantities and a poor quality.
It was not until the nineteenth century when, through electrolysis, it was possible to isolate in sufficient quantities and at an acceptable purity.
However its production was so expensive that it was considered a precious metal.
At the universal exhibition in Paris in 1855, aluminium rods were exposed alongside the French crown jewels, and the Emperor Napoleon himself boasted of aluminium crockery to lavish guests.
The bauxite extraction in mineral mass that through electrolysis aluminum is extracted and the development of means of electrical production mass made ,as the nineteenth century ended, that aluminum were to start producing in bulk, leaving the shelf of rare and precious metals, and into the base metal.
Since that moment the race went from of aluminum production to finding applications thereof.
It was perhaps during World War II where awareness of its importance to industrial level was taken and where its peak use was gestated globally.
Graphic evolution of aluminium production
It is currently the second most used metal and its applications have soared to all areas of our life such as food, medicine, machinery, construction, defense,energy, etc.
Possibly surrounds us often without realizing it in everything around us.