DISCOVER THE HEARTBEAT OF THE FUTURE
Building with vision means taking the future seriously. And bearing in mind that our resources are finite. We are absolutely convinced that future urban development is inconceivable without sustainable reuse of materials.
We are demonstrating our focus on sustainability by using Hydro’s CIRCAL for our system solutions, one of the most sustainable aluminium alloys in our sector. Hydro CIRCAL is a range of prime quality aluminium made with a minimum of 75% recycled end-of-life aluminium (post-consumer scrap), like for examples façades and windows that have been dismounted from buildings and fully recycled.
The production process is fully traceable, and the product is certified by an independent third party (DNV-GL). The certified production is nothing short of a revolution in the building industry.
INFINITE ALUMINIUM FOR TIMELESS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS
360° life cycle – a win-win situation
Thanks to our system solutions using Hydro CIRCAL, aluminium scrap is recycled back into the production cycle. We call this process of reclaiming materials "Urban Mining". It saves primary aluminium resources and reduces the amount of waste in our cities.
The N°1 in sustainability
System solutions using Hydro CIRCAL have the highest share of recycled end-of-life aluminium on the market - 75% and above. Its production process is independently certified and completely traceable. With these solutions, today's designs can already meet tomorrow's environmental standards.
CONSISTENT DESIGN STARTS AT 2 KG
Minimum CO2 footprint
Hydro CIRCAL has the lowest CO² footprint worldwide - around 2.0kg CO² (1.5 -2.3kg CO²) for each kilo of aluminium. That's 6 times, or 84% less than the worldwide average for primary extraction.
100 % possibility. 5 % energy.
Aluminium is infinitely recyclable. Its quality and material properties are never lost. Furthermore, melting down end-of-life aluminium uses just 5 % of the energy required for primary aluminium production.
THE CITY OF THE FUTURE WILL BE BUILT ON URBAN MINING
The city is a mine of raw materials
Our cities are veritable mines of raw materials. Metals, plastics, glass can be found everywhere in buildings, vehicles and machines, just "stored temporarily" – ready for responsible resource recycling.
The aluminium of the future
200,000,000 tonnes of aluminium are currently "stored" in buildings around the world. Together with other scrap, aluminium that has reached its end of life as a product in use can be brought back into production cycles (post-consumer scrap). Melting down not only saves energy. It also has a far smaller impact on the environment – 4 t less bauxite is used and 9 t less CO2 produced per tonne of re-melted aluminium compared to the production of primary aluminium.
Build the city of the future with us
WICONA is the first company in the sector to offer certified aluminium system solutions with at least 75 % of end-of-life aluminium – as well as thermal breaks made from recycled polyamide. We are absolutely convinced: The city of the future will be built on 'urban mining'. The question is: When do we start?