Aluminum, a 100% recyclable material
- The strong point of aluminium is that it can be recycled over and over again without losing its qualities or its value.
- Recycling it requires only 5% of the energy used to produce the primary metal, significantly reducing the material's carbon footprint.
- 75% of aluminium produced from primary smelting since 1880 is still in circulation. Today, the recycling rate of aluminium in Europe is estimated to be 95%.
- Thanks to its properties, especially its lightness, aluminium contributes to energy efficiency.
- Its strength-to-weight ratio allows large areas of glass to be installed in very thin profiles that maximise solar energy gains.
- The high reflectivity of aluminium gives it advantages for lighting management.
From aluminum billetes to profiles
The aluminum used for the profiles creation is liquid (with the presence of electrolysis). It is degassed to become solider in molds of cylinder-shaped.
Theese cylinder-shaped billettes are used in the buildings. They are extruded to become profiles for aluminum joinery.
Aluminum profiles are obtained thanks to aluminum extrusion on a 2200 tons press.