Sustainable development is the greatest challenge facing industry today, we need to transform our economy. TECHNAL, a brand of the Hydro Group, carries the Norwegian group's voluntary commitment to sustainable development. Hydro is a global supplier of aluminium with activities spanning the entire value chain, with the objective of achieving CO2 neutral production by 2020 in terms of the life cycle of the materials.
TECHNAL shares the values and commitment of the Hydro Group, a world leader in aluminium solutions, namely the preservation of natural resources, the reduction of CO2 emissions and waste, the guarantee of employee safety, the satisfaction of quality expectations and the improvement of consumers' quality of life.
Hydro is the first manufacturer in the world to be able to supply high-quality aluminium made from more than 75% recycled end-of-life material.
Driven by innovation, TECHNAL is considered by architects and buildings experts as the world leader in construction solutions. With a concern for continuous improvement, TECHNAL invests in R&D to offer you solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings. This includes a constant improvement in the thermal performance of our products.
In order to enable you to meet building sustainability certifications such as LEED or BREEAM, we integrate the reflection on product sustainability right from the design phase. The «Cradle to Cradle» label on our SOLEAL 55 and 65 ranges of windows and doors, as well as the AMBIAL folding door, attests to our commitment.
The «Cradle to cradle» label considers that any growth including the development of a new product, must integrate the needs of future generations. It is no longer a question of minimizing the impact of the product, but of thinking that its design benefits everyone by promoting the circular economy.
A voluntary approach initiated by TECHNAL, «Cradle to cradle» products have been evaluated in terms of environmental and social performance in five sustainability categories: healthy materials, reuse of materials, renewable energy and carbon management, responsible water management and social equity.