10 08, 2012

The Most Earth-Friendly Metal

2015-06-18T15:33:38+00:00August 10th, 2012|

Take a look around – whether you’re at home or at work, there’s a good chance you’ve got aluminum in your view. From door frames to support structures to everyday knick-knacks, aluminum is everywhere.

But did you know that there’s a really good chance that the aluminum around you used to be something else? That’s right, your door frame has some, if not all, old soda cans and other recycled aluminum in it. Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds – and it doesn’t mean that your stuff will smell like Mountain Dew. In fact aluminum recycling’s been around since the early 1900s – and it’s not just from soda cans. Anything from siding to wire to computers can be recycled, so much so that about one-third of American-produced aluminum stemmed from recycled materials over the past five years.

Why is aluminum so recycle-friendly? Part of it is material science – its properties don’t break down during the recycle process. It also uses far less energy to recycle aluminum than to create new materials, which makes it good for the environment and good for industry.  In fact, if you’re thinking big picture, recycled aluminum even benefits the economy, as the smaller contributions to landfills mean fewer resources go to creating and managing those spaces.

14 02, 2012

Aluminum Extrusions and the Green Building Movement

2015-06-18T15:33:39+00:00February 14th, 2012|

When it comes to the search for environmentally friendly materials, aluminum extrusions surpass environmental guidelines.


Aluminum is one of the most common materials used in modern architecture, and, according to a piece on AmpedArticles.com, “As this metal alloy is capable of being extruded in hot or cold process, industry makers claim that this is much more beneficial in construction industry than any other metals used today.”

Extrusion can give utmost durability and using the metal alloy in the process of extrusion makes it highly eco-friendly. Aluminium is regarded as a great structural metal and is highly recyclable, helping to create a sustainable environment.

Click here to read the original article and learn more about how aluminum extrusions can be vital aspects in green building movement.

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