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RAFFMETAL LAUNCHES ITS INNOVATIVE RANGE OF PRIMARY ALUMINIUM ALLOYS FOR RECYCLING

May 21, 2021

EUROPE'S LEADING PRODUCER OF ALUMINIUM ALLOYS FROM RECYCLING, NOW OFFERS THE INNOVATIVE RANGE OF SILVAL ALUMINIUM ALLOYS: PRIMARY ALUMINIUM ALLOYS FROM RECYCLING WITH THE SAME PERFORMANCE AS PRIMARY ALLOYS FROM BAUXITE BUT SUSTAINABLE, CIRCULAR AND WITH A LOW CARBON FOOTPRINT.

Forty years of know-how and the application of the most advanced technological solutions in the treatment and selection of scrap allow Raffmetal today to present a new range of primary aluminium alloys from recycling with performances equal to primary aluminium alloys produced from bauxite.

The aluminium scrap destined for the production of primary alloys from recycling is stored at the Raffmetal plant in Odolo which, thanks to the best technologies for processing, treating and sorting, is able to separate the raw material from impurities and organic parts, as well as select it on the basis of the specific chemical analysis.

The carefully selected scrap is then passed on to one of the most advanced melting processes in the industry, which has been in operation since September 2020. Thanks to the continuous casting technology, Raffmetal ensures the production of high quality alloys with a low carbon footprint, guaranteeing total control of the entire production process.

SILVAL primary alloys from recycling, thanks to the maximisation of the scrap content and the consequent low carbon footprint, fully meet the needs of the different target sectors. Especially the Automotive sector requires more and more recycled aluminium components that guarantee a circular product with low CO2 emissions.

Raffmetal in 2019, assisted by a prestigious Italian University, has embarked on the path of life cycle analysis by conducting an LCA study that has led to define the carbon footprint of its product, using the ECOINVENT 3.6 database, SimaPro 9.1.1 software.

The LCA calculation followed the method most requested and used by OEM and Automotive customers, called "cut off", in order to ensure customers a shared calculation methodology and continuity along the supply chain.

The results of this study place SILVAL alloys among the best performing alloys on the market.

The SILVAL range alloys have a recycling rate between 80% and 100%. This allows to reach high performance values of carbon footprint Cradle to Gate up to 0,48 kg CO2eq/kg of aluminium.

Raffmetal's high recycling and low carbon footprint SILVAL alloys are designed to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals and meet the demands of increasingly environmentally conscious consumers.

For more information and customised alloys please contact: special.alloys@raffmetal.it



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