Charles Martin Hall

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United States chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite (1863-1914)


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Alcoa exists today because of the talent of 22-year-old Charles Martin Hall, who developed the aluminum making process, which is still used today.
In 1886, Charles Martin Hall, 22, a student at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, discovered the process of producing pure aluminum by passing an electric current through a mixture of aluminum oxide (alumina) dissolved in molten cryolite in a carbon-lined furnace with a carbon anode.
And it was here, in 1886, that Charles Martin Hall, an Oberlin alumni and one of the founders of Alcoa, developed the cost-efficient process for obtaining aluminum from aluminum oxide that brought aluminum into widespread use.
In 2011 the company will also fund 125 tree plantings in Alcoa communities around the world to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the modern aluminum smelting process invented by Charles Martin Hall, Alcoa's co-founder.
Thanks to the birth of the modern aluminum smelting process 125 years ago by Charles Martin Hall, thousands of products can be made safer, lighter, more fuel efficient and more recyclable.
This process, developed by 22-year-old Charles Martin Hall in 1886, took aluminum to its commercial status--in everything from aircrafts, to buildings, to food storage.
From the first droplets of aluminum from Charles Martin Hall to helping new markets such as the aluminum can emerge, to putting a man on the moon, Alcoa has been front and center.
Founded on the innovative spirit of Charles Martin Hall and his patent that sparked the entire aluminum industry, Alcoa has more than 2,600 active patents today.