SHANGHAI, Jun. 7 (SMM) – China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA) has proposed to expand aluminum application by replacing steel and copper with aluminum so as to save energy and cut emissions.
The CNIA advocates that aluminum should be used to replace 3161 stainless steel plates.
The CNIA also made other suggestions: replacing copper with aluminum in cable industry; substituting aluminum for steel in transportation sector; using aluminum instead of wood in furniture.
The association said more and more aluminum will be used in auto, aviation and electronics sectors for years to come.
The CNIA also noted that a long time is needed before aluminum can be used massively in these sectors as aluminum capacity in China is in severe surplus.
Beijing Antaike Information Development predicted in February that aluminum capacity in China will hit 30.2 million mt in 2013, up 13% YoY. Of which, 23.35 million mt will be consumed, up 9% YoY. (Edited by SMM)