Friday 30 November 2012

Spirit Of The Union - 41st UAE National Day

UAE National Day

We at Lucky Group are honoured to congratulate the leadership of the UAE and our esteemed clients on this grand occasion of the 41st anniversary of its union.

We would also like to send out our best wishes to H.H. SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN, (president of the Arab emirates) HH SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM, (vice president, Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai) along with their highness's, the members of the supreme council as well as their royal families.

It also gives us great pleasure to congratulate the honourable citizens of the United Arab Emirates on achieving 41 glorious years of unity and prosperity.

Monday 26 November 2012

Aluminum and its most striking features

Aluminum is a silvery-white metal that is abundantly present in earth’s crust. Its attributes and utilities make it one of the most useful materials known to man. Aluminum is tremendously versatile and has more than 300 recognized alloy compositions. An Aluminum alloy is an alloy in which Aluminum is the predominant metal. The alloying elements used most frequently by aluminum alloy manufacturers are magnesium, copper, silicon, zinc and manganese.

Aluminum and its alloys are used quite extensively in the production of engineering structures, transportation facilities and packaging. The various properties of aluminum that make it a superior metal are as follows:

  • Durability: Although these alloys tend to lose a bit of strength at tremendously high temperatures, their strength increases at sub zero temperatures. This important property makes aluminum an extremely useful low-temperature alloy.

  • Corrosion resistant: Aluminum alloys also have a strong resistance to corrosion. This Property of aluminum is a result of its reactions to the atmosphere. This protective oxide skin that is created due to the atmosphere, shields it from weathering conditions, chemicals and acids.

  • Good electrical conductor: It is also an extremely good electrical conductor and is used more than copper even though the latter is a better conductor. This is because of its low density and its high cost efficiency.

  • Malleable: Like gold, aluminum is an extremely malleable metal and can be cast into many forms. Aluminum can easily be rolled, forged, hammered and stamped into a variety of shapes. Aluminum can also have a wide variety of surface finishes and does not produce toxic fumes when burned at high temperatures.

  • Light weight: Aluminum is very light weight and has a low density. This makes it an excellent choice of material in the manufacturing of airplanes. It also makes aluminum easier and cheaper to ship and transport.

One of the most striking features of Aluminum is that it can be recycled over and over, without losing any of its properties or compromising on quality. Because of its various utilities and abundant availability, scrap recycling companies and scrap dealers have come to realize the immense value of this precious metal.

Advantages of Recycling Metals

Metal is one of the most useful substances known to man. It is an extremely versatile material and can be used to create many products such as automobiles, airplanes, trucks, ships, trains, and household appliances. Metals are a limited natural resource; therefore they have a high chance of being depleted in the not so distant future.

Metal scrap companies recycle a large variety of metals. The most frequently recycled of these metals are scrapped iron, steel, copper and aluminum. The two main types of metals are ferrous (metals that contain iron in them) and nonferrous (without iron). One of the most excellent attributes of metals is that they can be recycled over and over indefinitely, without losing any of its qualities.  Scrap metal is either melted down, fabricated into something new or shredded to make scrap briquettes for future use.

Metal scrap Recycling companies help ensure that this valuable resource does not run out before its time. Obviously it is more sensible to make use of available assets rather than to continually deplete our planets natural resources. The two main advantages of recycling metals are as follows:

  • Environmental benefits: Not only do recycling activities decrease the depletion of natural resources but they also keep a check on several types of pollutants that are produced due to mining activities. There are a lot of toxic gasses (green house gasses) that are emitted during mining activities and recycling helps reduce this. A huge amount of energy is also saved as recycling takes up less energy as opposed to mining and transporting virgin ore.


  • Economic Benefits: Recycling metals create a large number of job opportunities. The recycling industry provides hundreds of people with good jobs as opposed to relatively dangerous jobs like mining. Recycling also helps companies save expenditure on mining and transport of virgin ore. Scrap metal such as aluminum and copper scrap also fetch a good price in the market and therefore metal companies are doing quite well today.

Since mankind cannot decrease its dependency on metal the only other available option is to recycle scrap metal. As mentioned above, recycling activities not only have great environmental benefits but also help with economic growth and power conservation.