Aluminium from recycled materials has various properties that make it suitable for circular products for the industry that wants to reduce its environmental footprints. Recycling aluminium saves 95% of the energy needed for primary aluminium production.
Aluminium is a super recyclable material. 75% of all aluminium ever produced is still used. When it comes to plastic, for example, the figure is only 9 percent.
Aluminium is optimal for products where lighter weight can reduce climate impact, for example, in vehicles. Aluminium weighs only a third of that of steel.
Aluminium withstands rain, snow, and humidity and does not rust. This makes aluminium an excellent material for outdoor products such as cars, windows, and garden products.
Aluminium is highly resistant to heat and is a ductile metal that's easy to bend and shape. Manufacturing companies can easily mold aluminum into the shape for their applications.
During the last ten years, aluminium production from recycled materials has increased by more than 30% in Europe. We at Stena Aluminium sense demand and have increased production over the past ten years.
The need for new aluminium and made from recycled materials is continuously increasing. New aluminium is made of bauxite ore. In 2020, The European Commission added bauxite to the list of Critical Raw Materials for 2020. The decision underlines the strategic importance of aluminium.
Aluminium use in passenger cars is forecast to increase by 11 percent by 2025. The ongoing electrification in the automotive industry will change aluminium consumption. Battery Box and Body Closures will most benefit from the Average Aluminium Content growth.
Sources: DuckerFrontier, Alcircle, Euric, Statista, UN Environment.