Technal’s commitment to a greener future: How Hydro CIRCAL and Hydro REDUXA are making a difference

How Hydro CIRCAL and Hydro REDUXA are making a difference
sustainable aluminum


Technal’s commitment to a greener future: How Hydro CIRCAL and Hydro REDUXA are making a difference

In an era where climate change and environmental degradation are at the forefront of global concerns, the importance of building a greener future cannot be overstated. For those in the development and construction sectors, this means a steadfast commitment to sustainable building practices. Amidst the global effort to combat climate change, sustainable aluminum is fast becoming the number one choice for buildings. Aluminum is durable, lightweight, and most importantly, recyclable. It offers a myriad of benefits that make it one of the best low-carbon solutions for construction today. In this article, we’ll explore Technal’s commitment to the development of a greener future, and how our use of Hydro CIRCAL and Hydro REDUXA aluminum aid this dedication to sustainability.


Why is aluminum the green solution?

Firstly, let’s unpack why aluminum is the number one choice in sustainable building materials.  Its unique properties and adaptability make it a preferred choice for architects and builders who prioritize both functionality and environmental responsibility. Here’s why:

  • Recyclability: One of the standout features of aluminum is its recyclability. Unlike many other materials, aluminum can be recycled indefinitely without losing its core properties. This means that when old aluminum structures or products are discarded, they can be melted down and repurposed into new products without any degradation in quality. This cyclical process reduces the need for new raw materials, conserving natural resources and minimizing waste in landfills.


  • Durability: Aluminum's inherent strength and resistance to corrosion make it an enduring material. Structures made from aluminum are not only lightweight but also long-lasting. This longevity reduces the frequency of replacements or repairs, leading to a decrease in resource consumption over time. Furthermore, its resistance to environmental factors like rain, sun, and wind ensures that it maintains its aesthetic appeal and structural integrity for years.


  • Energy efficiency: The thermal properties of aluminum are noteworthy. It can reflect radiant heat, which plays a pivotal role in the energy efficiency of buildings. When used in construction, aluminum can significantly reduce the heat entering a building, leading to a decrease in the need for artificial cooling systems. Conversely, during colder months, it helps retain heat inside, reducing heating requirements. This dual benefit makes aluminum a key player in creating energy-efficient structures.


  • Low-carbon footprint: The production of aluminum has seen significant advancements in recent years, especially with the introduction of innovations like Hydro CIRCAL and Hydro REDUXA. These innovations aim to reduce the carbon footprint associated with aluminum production. By utilizing post-consumer scrap and renewable energy sources, the CO2 emissions from aluminum production are drastically reduced, making it a more sustainable choice for construction.

In understanding the multifaceted benefits of aluminum, it’s clear to see why this dynamic resource is considered a cornerstone in sustainable construction. Whether it's the material's recyclability, durability, energy efficiency, or low-carbon footprint, aluminum is paving the way for a greener future in the building industry.


Technal’s use of Hydro sustainable aluminum

As leaders in the production and supply of sustainable windows and doors, as well as other key aluminum products such as facades, curtain walls, and balustrades, Technal recognizes the value and potential of aluminum in green development. That’s why we leverage Hydro’s low-carbon and recycled aluminum to develop our products, helping pave the way for better construction practices. Let’s explore Hydro’s aluminum solutions in further detail.

This is a prime-quality aluminum derived from dismantling old windows, doors, and facades that have reached the end of their lifecycle. By remelting and reusing them, the need for extracting minerals from the earth is reduced. This not only conserves natural resources but also diminishes CO2 emissions and energy consumption. Hydro CIRCAL is a testament to Technal's commitment to low-carbon innovation. With at least 75% of its content coming from post-consumer materials, it represents a significant stride towards a circular economy. Using products with Hydro CIRCAL 75R can reduce CO2 emissions by more than 85% compared to primary aluminum production.

While the world works towards achieving a full circular economy, Hydro REDUXA serves as an interim solution. It's a low-carbon solution produced using renewable energy sources like hydro, wind, and solar power. With a CO2 footprint of just 4 kg per kg of aluminum, it stands well below the European average, making it a sustainable choice. This production process is fully traceable and certified, ensuring its low carbon emissions.

Technal's use of these two innovative aluminum products underscores our commitment to a greener future. By opting for sustainable aluminum solutions, we not only reduce the environmental impact of construction and development, but also offer durable, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing products. This commitment to sustainable windows and doors ensures that both the planet and its inhabitants benefit as we look to the future.

Ultimately, as the world shifts towards more sustainable practices, companies must lead by example. Technal, with its unwavering dedication to sustainable aluminum and low-carbon solutions, is doing just that. If you are interested in exploring the possibilities of aluminum design for your projects, reach out to us today or explore our range of doors, windows, curtain walls, facades, and more.