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Hydro to increase production of post-consumer recycled aluminium

Metal News - Published on Thu, 11 Oct 2018

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Hydro to increase production of post-consumer recycled aluminium

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Hydro to increase production of post-consumer recycled aluminium

Hydro’s Primary Metal business area launched Hydro 75R in December 2017. Delivered as extrusion ingot, the product offers a minimum of 75 percent post-consumer recycled aluminium metal that has been used in other products. Hydro’s aim with the product is to increase the use of recycled post-consumer aluminium in extrusions. The content of Hydro 75R is verified by DNV GL, based on traceability and quality principles developed by Hydro. The certified low-carbon aluminium is only produced today at Hydro’s Clervaux plant in Luxembourg.

Ms Hilde Merete Aasheim, executive vice president in charge of Hydro Primary Metal, says the expansion in Azuqueca will enable the company to offer an additional 25,000 tonnes of Hydro 75R as of 2020. She said that “We believe this product fills a need in the market.”

Last month, Hydro Primary Metal and the downstream business area Hydro Extruded Solutions signed an agreement in which Extruded Solutions will purchase the entire 2019 volume of Hydro 75R for use in its aluminium building systems. Primary Metal will continue to offer test orders of Hydro 75R to other customers.

Mr Egil Hogna, executive vice president responsible for Hydro Extruded Solutions said that “Our customers are looking for more sustainable materials for their product and system solutions, and Hydro 75R is a certified product that helps them meet their own climate strategies.”

He added that “With Hydro 75R, we can now offer them the greenest aluminium in the world – guaranteed.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 11 Oct 2018
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