DETROIT – The growth rate of aluminum in auto applications will be cut in half from 2000 to 2010 compared with the previous decade, a study by Ducker Research Co. Inc. indicates. Average aluminum content will increase from 225 lbs. (102.1 kg) per vehicle in 2000 to 287 lbs. (130.2 kg) per vehicle in 2010 across the three major auto producing regions of the world: North America, Europe and Japan. Aluminum use per vehicle climbed from 135 lbs. (61.2 kg) in 1990 to 225 lbs. (102.1 kg) in ...

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