March 25, 2017

Environment – RSE

ALUMASA has the most advanced technology to protect the environment from gas emissions. Our lacquering facilities have extraction outlets directly connected to a regenerative smoke incinerator with a capacity of 80,000 cubic meters. This device prevents any substance generated during the lacquering process from reaching the atmosphere. In addition, all wastes generated during the manufacturing and packaging process such as cartons or plastics are treated through authorized waste managers.


The ongoing ALUMASA project integrates into its manufacturing process a positive impact on the environment Environment, since, the intention of our company is to obtain raw material for the process of lacquering of aluminum coils from aluminum scrap. Recycling aluminum represents 94% of energy savings compared to the energy needed to generate aluminum of first transformation. The primary aluminum is obtained from bauxite, and it is noteworthy that of four tons of bauxite, we obtain two tons of alumina (AL2O3) and two tons of alumina we obtain 1 ton of aluminum. It is possible to imagine that the electrolytic process required for the separation of aluminum from the oxide added to that of bauxite has a significant environmental impact. The advantage of aluminum is that it is 100% recyclable, it is necessary to separate it from the impurities that are present in the scrap by means of a rotary kiln and the material will be ready for use again, not suffering losses in its properties. For this reason, recycling aluminum would have a positive impact on the environment, as we save energy by significantly reducing the emission of gases into the atmosphere. In addition, ALUMASA has established as a business policy the purchase of aluminum scrap within the EU, in order to reduce transport routes and thus have a lower environmental impact. To avoid the emission of any substance that may have an impact on the environment during the aluminum smelting process, ALUMASA has installed a sleeve filter so that when the installation starts, no gases are emitted into the atmosphere.