What’s “Aluminum” & “ Almite”

[Material] Characteristics of Aluminum

Third largest reserve

Aluminum is naturally occurring and boasts the third-largest reserve among minerals.

HEGE utilizes abundant resources.




It is characterized by being overwhelmingly lightweight compared to other metals.

HEGE is designed to be easy to use in everyday life and convenient to carry for outdoor activities.

Excellent workability

It's also a metal that is easy to process, so it's used in the manufacture of various products and parts.

Many of the surface treatment processing technologies owned by Nitto Denko Corporation are also applied to aluminum, and HEGE also has industrial aspects.



Low Melting Point

Aluminum is known for its ease of recyclability. Recycled aluminum is referred to as secondary alloy ingots.

Currently, HEGE utilizes non-heat-treated pure aluminum (1000 series), which excels in workability, corrosion resistance (resistant to rust and oxidation), heat, and electrical conductivity.

In the future, we aim to contribute to a better society by focusing on energy conservation and the effective use of resources.



Aluminum is known for its excellent thermal and electrical conductivity

It is a metal that easily conducts heat and electricity.

Taking advantage of this characteristic, HEGE has been commercialized as a product that can be used over an open flame, is easy to heat and cool.



Safe and odorless

It is a metal abundant in the Earth's crust, found in soil, crops, seawater, and the air. It is a non-toxic metal, meaning it lacks toxicity.

It is said to be harmless, with approximately 99% of it being excreted unchanged even if ingested by humans. It is used as a safe material in HEGE products, even if it comes into contact with the mouth.

[Processing] Characteristics of anodized aluminum

Improved hardness and wear resistance

It enhances the hardness and wear resistance of aluminum material.

We apply anodizing treatment to the aluminum to suppress wear and scratches, ensuring long-lasting use.



Prevents surface discoloration and corrosion

Aluminum readily oxidizes in the air, naturally forming an oxide film on its surface.

While this natural film provides protection, aluminum is generally considered resistant to rust. However, the natural film is extremely thin and can corrode chemically depending on the environment.

By applying anodizing treatment, an artificial oxide film can be created, enhancing corrosion resistance. Enjoy HEGE's enduring beauty as it continues to be used.


Electricity does not flow

Aluminum is a highly conductive metal, but through anodizing, it becomes insulated and does not conduct electricity.

This prevents galvanic corrosion that can occur when it comes into contact with dissimilar metals.

HEGE cookware, which is suitable for cooking, comes into contact with stove grates (usually made of stainless steel or iron) when heated. Anodizing reduces the risk of corrosion in such situations.



The thermal conductivity decreases

Aluminum is known for its high thermal conductivity compared to other metals, but with anodizing treatment, the thermal conductivity decreases due to the oxide film.

HEGE undergoes anodizing treatment to ensure that heat is evenly distributed, allowing for uniform heat transfer even in areas not directly exposed to heat.



Decorative appearance improves

The oxide film generated by anodizing treatment can be dyed to create various colors of anodized finish, enhancing its decorative appeal.

HEGE, with its matte color resembling ceramics, is beautifully finished through anodizing treatment.

※ HEGE achieves a product loss rate of less than 1% by adopting aluminum as the material and performing manual anodizing treatment. (As of April 2024)