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  • European Aluminium | Home Page » Transport: Recycling
    Others Share Return to Application Transport Latest news AluTransport Newsletter Publications Your savings Road Safety Recycling Aeronautics Marine Railways Recycling of truck and trailers Unlike traditional vehicles that are exported to end their life a long way from Europe aluminium intensive trailers generally spend their entire life on our continent where they are eventually dismantled with a very high recycling rate This has been demonstrated by two studies made by the UTT Université de technolgie de Troyes France A first study which was realized in 2006 aimed at understanding the fate the present and future end of life treatment of aluminium parts from trucks and trailers used in EU 25 The main output of that project has been a European mass flow model of the aluminium scraps coming form end of life commercial vehicles and a list of actors involved in the process In a second project the current end of life processing practices were analysed through four actual case studies one road tractor one flatbed semi trailer one silo semi trailer and a tipping body A minimum recycling rate of 95 has been demonstrated Download the report the first study European Mass Flow or the article published in Resources

    Original URL path: http://www.european-aluminium.eu/transport-recycling/ (2015-11-08)
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  • European Aluminium | Home Page » Aeronautics, Marine, Railways
    Presentation Production Products Raw Materials Terminology PRESS ROOM Press releases Position papers Publications Fact sheets Events Newsletters Pictures gallery EDUCATION Aluminium For Future Generations AluMATTER Others APPLICATIONS Automotive Transport Building Packaging Others Share Return to Application Transport Latest news AluTransport Newsletter Publications Your savings Road Safety Recycling Aeronautics Marine Railways Aeronautics Marine Railways About European Aluminium Archives Links Members area Organisation Members How to become a member Staff contacts How

    Original URL path: http://www.european-aluminium.eu/aeronautics-marine-railways/ (2015-11-08)
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  • European Aluminium | Home Page » Latest news – Building
    choosing windows requires personalised advice In the context of the European Commission s window energy labelling proposal European Aluminium invites you to have a look at the animation explaining why choosing windows requires personalised advice Because more than 90 of windows sold in the EU are not standard products purchased in point of sales but are products made to measure for specific projects and installed by professionals they should be

    Original URL path: http://www.european-aluminium.eu/latest-news-building/ (2015-11-08)
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  • European Aluminium | Home Page » Energy efficiency & BUILD UP
    Latest news Publications Energy efficiency BUILD UP Recycling Environmental Product Declarations BUILD UP Windows Doors Curtain Walls Community BUILD UP Ventilated Claddings Community Energy efficiency is a key element for building s sustainability Aluminium largely contributes to it Thermally broken aluminium fenestration systems maximize solar gains during the heating season and aluminium shading devices or shutters reduce over heating during the cooling season Aluminium ventilated cladding associated with insulating materials reduce energy needs across all seasons Aluminium and glass provide the perfect combination to ensure a high level of natural lighting inside buildings Aluminium is also largely used in photovoltaïc and solar heating systems These aluminium based solutions are used in intelligent facades that can decrease energy consumption in buildings by up to 50 and are also very efficient to upgrade the performance of existing buildings Detailed explanations and examples can be found in the brochure Sustainability of Aluminium in Buildings and in the two BUILD UP Communities Windows and Claddings The European Aluminium Association joined the BUILD UP initiative as a Partner in January 2010 following an invitation from the European Commission Replacing the former EPBD Buildings Platform since June 2009 www buildup eu is a new environment for

    Original URL path: http://www.european-aluminium.eu/energy-efficiency-and-build-up/ (2015-11-08)
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  • European Aluminium | Home Page » Building Recycling
    for its recycling Indeed aluminium scrap can be repeatedly recycled without any loss of value or properties Furthermore the energy required is a mere fraction of that needed for primary production often as little as 5 yielding obvious ecological benefits A study by Delft University of Technology recently revealed aluminium s considerable recycling potential in the building sector Aluminium collection rates from a cross section of commercial and residential buil

    Original URL path: http://www.european-aluminium.eu/building-recycling/ (2015-11-08)
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  • European Aluminium | Home Page » Environmental Product Declarations
    indicators such as use of primary energy greenhouse gas emission or water consumption Recently the EAA programme rules and the products category rules PCR have been updated in order to be aligned with the requirements of the new European standards EN 15804 Sustainability of construction works Environmental product declarations Core rules for the product category of construction products This updated EAA programme is available here Up to now no EPD have been developed in accordance to this updated programme The rules The EAA EPD programme addresses Products for building applications where Aluminium contributes significantly to the product s performance characteristics This EPD programme has been developed in accordance with the following international standards ISO 21930 2007 Sustainability in building construction Environmental declaration of building products ISO 14025 2006 Environmental labels and declarations Type III environmental declarations Principles and procedures ISO 14040 2006 Environmental management Life cycle assessment Principles and framework ISO 14044 2006 Environmental management Life cycle assessment Requirements and guidelines As an initial step the Product Category Rules PCR document was developed in order to establish the rules for developing the data and indicators underlying the Environmental Product Declaration The PCR document also provides the specifications of software tools aiming at generating EPDs within the EPD program of the European Aluminium Association In accordance to ISO 14025 the PCR document was reviewed by a third party panel and an open consultation process was organised to integrate recommendations from interested parties In addition to the PCR EPD programme rules have been developed to set the conditions to develop and verify EPDs under this EAA EPD program The EPD software tools As EPD program operator the EAA has developed in partnership with PE International www pe international com a flexible web based software tool to generate EPDs This EAA EPD tool

    Original URL path: http://www.european-aluminium.eu/environmental-product-declarations/ (2015-11-08)
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  • European Aluminium | Home Page » Beverage cans
    Central and Eastern Europe which demonstrated a high growth pattern in the aluminium beverage can market over the last 10 years in particular the recent growth on the main Western European canmarkets is remarkable The United Kingdom remains by far the biggest market but some Northern European countries also show impressive growth rates The German market is recovering from the huge downturn at the beginning of the century while some Southern European countries might gradually switch to aluminium During the first decade of the 21st century the aluminium beverage can recycling rate increased with 21 percent points from 43 in the year 2000 to more than 64 in 2009 Based on this positive trend the aluminium industry is convinced that further improvements can be made and together with our partners the can manufactures EAA has set a new overall aluminium beverage can recycling target of 75 for the year 2015 for the EU27 plus EFTA countries and Turkey Download here a presentation showing Progress on Aluminium Packaging Recycling in Europe On top the aluminium packaging industry has joined Metal Packaging Europe MPE a new platform promoting the sustainability of metal packaging MPE has embarked on a pro active communication policy

    Original URL path: http://www.european-aluminium.eu/beverage-cans/ (2015-11-08)
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  • European Aluminium | Home Page » Aluminium foil
    last decades as it is a sustainable and cost effective packaging option The trend towards lighter packaging and therefore flexible packaging supports the increasing demand for aluminium foil The European foil rollers continuously develop and optimise their products in terms to support their customers Approximately three quarters of aluminium foil is used in packaging where its characteristics of barrier properties and formability have made it an essential part of many

    Original URL path: http://www.european-aluminium.eu/aluminium-foil/ (2015-11-08)
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