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Sustainable design

The green metal

One of the biggest challenges of modern production is sustainability. What will happen to everything we produce when we stop using it? While producing less and consuming less are certainly options, choosing the most environmentally friendly materials for the products we produce is fundamental.

Aluminium has a unique combination of attractive properties. It is light, strong, and durable, requires minimal maintenance, and is flexible and easy to handle. It is also resistant to corrosion, with the earliest installations of aluminium in construction still withstanding the test of time after well over 100 years. Another benefit is that this light metal can be recycled and reused for the same purposes over and over again, with no loss of its properties, and with very limited impact on the environment.

Old aluminium never dies

Aluminium can be recycled over and over again, consuming a small fraction of the energy required to produce primary aluminium.

Recycling aluminium, which uses about 5 percent of the energy required for producing primary aluminium, makes sense both environmentally and financially.

Closing the loop

In the closed-loop recycling process, industrial scrap is bought and turned back into its original state for a new round of manufacturing, thus increasing product sustainability. For example, old lampposts, flooring and even flower trolleys are returned, remelted and converted into new, finished products.

Growing demand for "green" aluminium

Recycled aluminium leads the path to sustainable development in a way that few other materials can match. Recycling is easy, energy-efficient and total. Unlike many other materials, the unique properties of aluminium do not change after recycling.

Recycled aluminium enables manufacturers to benefit from using a material which has been produced using greatly reduced energy resources without compromising physical characteristics or product design.

Interested in learning more?

If you are interested in learning more about sustainable production and aluminium as a green material then please contact Sapa and we will put you in touch with the right expert.