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Hydro CIRCAL recycled aluminium

A range of prime quality aluminium made with a minimum of 75% recycled, post-consumer scrap.

Aluminium for buildings beyond tomorrow
Aluminium for buildings beyond tomorrow

Infinite aluminium for timeless architectural designs
Infinite aluminium for timeless architectural designs

Consistent design starts at 2 kg
Consistent design starts at 2 kg

Brochure - Hydro CIRCAL
Brochure - Hydro CIRCAL

Beyond materials
Beyond materials

Fulfilling the deeply entrenched idea of sustainability 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 scrapHydro CIRCAL has a carbon footprint among the lowest in the world: 2.3 kg CO2 per kilo of aluminium, certified by an independent third party and provided with an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) 

Aluminium for buildings beyond tomorrow

Building with vision means taking the future seriously. And bearing in mind that our resources are finite. We are absolutely convinced that urban development is inconceivable without the 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 removed 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). This 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. 

Hydro CIRCAL pushes for a more circular economy in order to reduce waste and reuse materials. Circularity, contrary to the linear economy (characterized by the take-make-waste model) aims at decreasing our use of finite resources. Circularity is also a key-pathway for the European Union’s target to be climate-neutral by 2050. 

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 (European Aluminium Environmental Profile Report 2018: Environmental Profile Report - European Aluminium (european-aluminium.eu))

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. 

Beyond materials

Reducing buildings operational emissions through high performance and circular products.

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