We all know that aluminum is a very common metal and it has wide applications. It is used in making ladders and many types of equipments. It is used in making bicycle frames. In addition to that, it also has many alloys. These are the general applications of aluminum and we already know about them. But people might not have heard about aluminum powder? So, what is this powder and what are its applications. As evident from its name, it is a powder which is composed of aluminum. Aluminum is grinded and this powder is then made from the granular form of aluminum. One of the most prominent properties of this powder is its high flammability.
Do you know what material is used in fireworks? You must have thought about it on New Year’s Eve or on Christmas. Well, here is the correct answer for suspicious minds. This powder is also used in other pyrotechnics as well. As it is used in fireworks, you must have guessed another property of this powder of being highly combustible. And in fact, due to this property, its sale is not legal in many countries. However, businesses are given the authority of the purchase of this powder as it has other applications as well.
Aluminum powder is commonly known as the flash powder. As discussed earlier that it is highly flammable and combustible, so only professionals should handle it. If you are thinking of handling it yourself then it is certainly not a great idea. It is handled with extreme care. This powder is also used in making furniture but only a small amount is used for filling joints or spaces. So, this cannot be called a significance use of this powder. As discussed earlier, that most wide use of this aluminum powder is in producing fireworks, that is why only professionals handle this material most of the time.
Do not ever attempt of do fireworks yourself by using this powder because professionals have special techniques which they use in producing bright, entertaining and different fireworks on special occasions. There is a strong chance that you will hurt yourself in doing this. If aluminum powder comes into contact with your eyes accidently, then wash your eyes thoroughly with water. Washing should be done for at least fifteen minutes. Also be careful that you do not inhale this powder as it is extremely harmful and dangerous.
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