Aluminium - The material

Aluminium is our choice, from the outset and for the future. Aluminium is better from a lifecycle perspective than many of its rivals and can be used to develop sustainable products. It is an excellent choice for products that need to be adapted to a circular economy. This is partly because we can create more energy-efficient and sustainable solutions and partly because it is a genuinely 100 per cent recyclable metal.

Primary production of aluminium requires a large amount of energy, Against this background, it plays a very important role which environmental choices are made in the production chain in order to reduce the impact on the environment.

Aluminum is plastic moldable. It can be alloyed to the same strength as many structural steels. The metal is lightweight and can be welded, soldered and glued. In primary production, large amounts of energy are needed. However, aluminum can easily be recycled with retained properties for low energy input. There is a well-functioning trade in aluminum scrap. The collection rate is high. For example, 90 percent of all aluminum is recycled in cars.

Low weight, long service life and minimal maintenance need make aluminum an environmentally good choice of material if the product life cycle is taken into account.


  • Light weight
  • High strength and durability
  • Good corrosion resistance
  • Easy to shape
  • High conductivity
  • Design-friendly
  • Easy to recycle
  • Widely available
  • Long lifespan