Aluminum consumption is the the second largest in metal consumption, only small than iron/steel. Aluminum alloy is small in density and weight, with high flexibility and strength, and the resistance against corrosion also performs perfectly.
Countries in U.S or E.U. had started producing aluminum tanker trailer since 30 years ago, with very matured technology and standard. In Japan, 90% of the tanker trailers are aluminum type. In China which is the largest aluminum producer, although we consumes the largest quantity of alum., the development and manufacturing of aluminum tanker is still at the beginning and has a long way to go.
The aluminum tanker trailer has reasonable structure, lighter weight, longer lifespan and higher strength. If all tankers trailer adopts aluminum type, the overall diesel consumption will be reduced by 10%, the total environmental pollution will be greatly improved. Apart from that, the recycling value for aluminum is very high and can be recycled for many times.
Even the initial investment of aluminum tanker trailer is 40% higher than steel ones, but considering all those advantages, the investment can be returned within a short time. After 10 years, the aluminum can also be recycled. Therefore, it can be judged that the aluminum tanker trailer, in both domestic or oversea market, will lead the latest development trend.