Aluminium is 100% recyclable
The weight of aluminium in comparison to steel is a great advantage. Aluminium is two-thirds lighter than steel, which results in easier handling, cheaper transport and lighter building constructions in general.
The true environmental strength of aluminium lies in its life cycle. Aluminium is 100% recyclable. Over 85% of aluminium in transportation and construction is recycled. Recycling is done at only 5% of the energy cost of primary aluminium production, without any loss of performance. This makes aluminium a real “energy bank”.
Aluminium is naturally more corrosion resistant. The resistance of coatings to corrosion are on aluminium much better than on steel. This ensures a high quality facade which lasts for decades. Cleaning, pretreatment and paint application are optimal in coil coating facility environments, leading to an unquestionable advantage.
Processing of aluminium
The great workability of aluminium makes it perfect for mechanical processing. Within the same thickness, aluminium is more flexible in comparison to steel. Slitting, roll-forming, bending, cutting, etc. can be done with lighter equipment, thus demanding less energy.
Versatility in cladding panels
The greatest buildings are a combination of form and finish. The versatility in cladding panels is much greater for aluminium. A large variety of single skin panels is complemented by a large range of high-end composite and honeycomb panels, available in pre-coated aluminium only.
Extensive range of coatings
Pre-coated aluminium offers an enormous range of colours for modern architecture. These are complemented by innovative finishes like the Euramax AluNatur, EuraDecor, EuraBuild and EuraMica coating systems, available as from 500m¹....