Aluminium is an eco-friendly choice that is easy on your bank balance!
Alumina is extracted from bauxite.
After oxygen and sand, aluminium is the most common material found in the earth’s crust. It is not, however, found in its metallic form as we know it.
Alumina (Al2O3) is extracted from bauxite, and is used to create aluminium. This red rock owes its name to the place where it was discovered, the village of Les Baux, in the south of southern France
Resistant to corrosion, it is both durable and cost-effective
A hard, oxidised film quickly forms on the aluminium surface, rendering it impermeable to further atmospheric corrosion. If necessary, surface treatments can be applied to increase its resistance.
Thanks to this high corrosion-resistance, aluminium products have a long service-life so the material can also be used in industrial areas and on sea-coasts. Aluminium makes it possible to minimise the annual maintenance costs.
Many people do not realise this, but aluminium is 100% recyclable and can be continuously recycled, without any loss of quality. It can therefore be constantly reused, in the same application, or in a totally different one.
The energy cost of recycling aluminium is only 5% of the energy cost of producing it directly from the raw material. When it comes to sustainable-construction, the natural choice is aluminium. It is an indispensable material.
Its thermal performance is constantly improving due to ongoing technological research; the Uf values of the frames allow you to realise considerable savings on heating and air-conditioning costs.