As part of its PLANBLUE sustainability concept, the RONAL GROUP has been working on optimizing its processes for some time; be it to make production more energy efficient or to introduce green electricity in all plants. However, the largest share of the carbon caused in the balance sheet, 74%, can be attributed to aluminum procurement. The carbon footprint of primary aluminum consumed in Europe averages 8.6 kg of CO2e per kg of aluminum (1). With the Eccomelt material, the wheel manufacturer can reduce this by more than 90%.
The company Eccomelt has been operating in the field of metal recycling and processing of aluminum wheels since 2006 and produces an eco-friendly substitute for A356.2 ingot.
Eccomelt’s post-consumer material has the same quality as primary aluminum.
(1) Source: International Aluminium Institute (IAI)