ALUMINIUM STRONG ENOUGH FOR LUNAR CONDITIONS ALSO AVAILABLE
ON EARTH IN SHEET, PLATE, TREAD PLATE AND TREADBRIGHT FROM NDE
There is a little-known fact, mired in some controversy, that in 1971 during the Apollo 15 visit to the
moon, a small aluminium statue and plaque with the names of Fallen Astronauts was placed on the
lunar surface by David Scott. Aluminium had been chosen to be tough enough to withstand conditions
on the moon, where daytime temperatures can hit about 120° C (250°F) and nights swing to about
156° C (250°F) below zero. Read the article
This same toughness and corrosion resistance, together with lightweight properties and aesthetic
appeal, makes aluminium a material of choice for many applications on earth in factories and
homes for automotive canopies and trailers, non-slip walkways, coldrooms and signage.
Aluminium’s aesthetic appeal is widespread in architecture and design for kitchens, shopfitting,
cladding and other décor uses.
NDE offers a select range of aluminium sheet, plate, treadplate and treadbright in stockholdings
to suit local customer requirement in branches across South Africa.
The catalogue of NDE’s stainless steel and aluminium products can be viewed on www.nde.co.za or
contact one of the branches in Johannesburg, Germiston, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth or Nelspruit (agent).
Short video on NDE’s aluminium range