Recycling

Recycling

Aluminium is arguably the most sustainable building material in the world and is also highly recyclable.

The recycling process creates high quality aluminium which loses none of the physical properties of primary aluminium and also uses just 5% of the energy it takes to create primary aluminium. This is why aluminium is generally regarded as the worlds most sustainable building material. Recyling is a major aspect of continued aluminium use as more than a third of all the aluminium currently produced globally originates from recycled matal. Of the estimated total of over 700 million tonnes of aluminium produced in the world since commercial manufacture began in the 1880's about three quarters of the total is still in productive use with credit, at least in part, to the recycling industry.

 

Extal remelts all of our technological scrap and produces new billets. These billets are then  homogonized with special care  to reach the optimized grain size and distribution of alloy elements.