A recent article published by U.S. Glass Mag talks about the increased effort towards “product transparency” in the aluminum extrusion industry via an industry-wide EPD for aluminum extruders. This urge for environmental accountability comes amidst a global push for more sustainable practices among large producers worldwide.

An industry-standard Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) document is in the works by the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC). These documents will help to track the environmental footprint made by extruders throughout North America, and will detail the sustainability of conventional aluminum extrusions as well as heat-treated extrusions, painted extrusions, and anodized extrusions.

This push toward greater transparency is cohesive with other sectors in the building and manufacturing industries, as global markets strive for greater accountability in production. Guy Charpentier, an AEC Chairman, says of the effort “Providing transparency regarding our environmental performance with extensive, third-party verified data is a key element of aluminum extrusions’ great sustainability story.”

It’s true; the aluminum extrusion industry continues to gain traction across multiple markets not only for its high-quality product performance, but for its eco-friendly benefits. Aluminum alloy products have revolutionized traditional manufacturing and construction; cutting down on resources that lower the overall environmental footprint of traditional projects.

Taber is proud to offer environmentally sound extrusion products to customers for years to come; building not only a stronger future, but a more sustainable one.