Fulfilling the highly important idea of sustainable architecture in a unique way, is the use of recycled aluminium from Hydro. Hydro is pushing the boundaries for low carbon aluminium and use of post-consumer scrap to create recycled alloys and products. Using durable and recyclable materials with a low carbon footprint, will contribute to reducing global emissions and create products for a more circular economy. Hydro CIRCAL is a range of prime quality aluminium made with a minimum of 75% recycled, post-consumer scrap. Hydro CIRCAL has a carbon footprint among the lowest in the world: 2.3 kg CO2 per kilo of aluminium. We are absolutely convinced: The city of the future will be built with renewable resources. The question is: When do we start?
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 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 façades and windows that have been dismounted from buildings and fully recycled.
The production process is verified by an independent third party (DNV-GL), and confirmed by an EPD (Environmental Product Declaration). 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.
Striving for being sustainable
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 one of the smallest CO2 footprint worldwide: 2.3 kg CO2 per kilo of aluminium – 4.5 times less than the world global primary average.
100 % opportunities. 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. So, the higher recycled content of post-consumer scrap, the better it is for our cities and the environment.