Welcome to histalu.orgThe site for the history of aluminium

Aluminium, A "Young" Metal

Aluminium was not isolated until the middle of the 19th century. In this sense, it is a "young" metal compared to iron, copper, or gold, which have been around since antiquity.

First used to make jewellery, aluminium has gradually been used in more and more different sectors and has been an important part of contemporary changes in lifestyle: transportation, housing, food, beauty...

Today, aluminium represents an important industrial sector; with more than 50 million tons per year, it is the most consumed metal after iron.

Our website www.histalu.org is devoted to the history of this metal that is "rich in stories". It is based on research conducted for thirty seven years by the Institute for the History of Aluminium.