We recycle 100% of the aluminium scrap of all our production stages and we take measures of its efficient re-casting, compressing aluminium chips in briquettes form. The recycling process consumes only 5% of the energy it takes to create primary aluminium. It creates high quality aluminium which loses none of the physical properties of primary aluminium.
We recycle packaging materials, light colored powders, copper, steel and all solid waste produced from other main or supporting functions of the company. We invest in new equipment and we upgrade our existing in order to increase the efficiency of the resources used. New extrusion presses, inverter systems, robotic warehouses, equipment with recovery and recycling streams minimize the use of energy and materials.
We seek to increase the percentage of secondary aluminium and powder that derives from recycling in our final aluminium product and obtain all relevant certificates for sustainable environmental practices, carbon footprint, C2C etc.
We consume the least possible caustic soda during extrusion die cleaning and have invested in an efficient system for recovery. Our caustic soda recovery process is conducted with a closed circuit, without the production of polluting substances that must be disposed of. This is another important contribution to environmental safety.
We have been processing and producing aluminium long enough to see the preoccupation with environment and sustainability to evolve from a scientific work hypothesis, to an activist movement and then to a goal of governments all over the world stipulated by law.
Aluminium is on the vanguard of sustainable product development. It is an environmentally friendly solution and 100% recyclable. Still there’s an even more sustainable solution, the low-carbon aluminium. Low carbon aluminium is sustainably produced. This means that the carbon footprint of the material itself is far below the global average. Using it for your products will help you carve and implement a solid sustainability strategy and be compliant with both your goals and the international policies that will be part of the UNFCCC.
At ELVIAL we constantly measure the results of our effort to remain environmentally responsible. Contact us for more information or orders.